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Parenting: How my cancer diagnosis sped up the process

AmyAubinby Amy Aubin, Living with Cancer

To a child, a parent is their entire world.  Children don’t think of the logistics of what it takes to put a roof over their head, to feed them, to get them to school, all under regular circumstances.  To them, parents are invincible – at least most of the time.  Parents are largely just the people who say no to extra treats or to sleepovers on school nights, they are the people who make us wash up before meals and make us bathe before bed.  But they are also our safety net – cuddling us to sleep and checking under the bed for monsters and assuring us that everything will be fine.  For a child, a parent showing their vulnerability especially at a young age is a very scary thing.

 

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