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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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The Cancer / Parenthood Polarity

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by Jen Campisano

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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