Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer (Second Edition)

Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer (Second Edition)
A Guide for Parents and Families

Written by Peter VanDerNoot, Contribution by Madelyn Case

Category: Health & Fitness - Diseases - Cancer; Family & Relationships - Emotions; Family & Relationships - Death, Grief, Bereavement
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 17, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-57826-231-1 (1-57826-231-3)

Cancer is bad news. It's frightening to even think about it. Now think how frightening it would be for your children to know you have cancer. How do you tell them? How do you deal with the trauma and the pain? How do you prepare for the emotional and psychological upheaval a family endures when a parent has cancer?

Peter Van Dernoot has gathered the real-life stories and experiences of over twenty parents who have been diagnosed with cancer. They share their deepest fears and their highest hopes as they provide the reader with invaluable advice, guidance and inspiration. Now including all-new stories from parents and advice from professional counselors, this groundbreaking book is a very special gift from families affected by cancer to families affected by cancer.


Peter van Dernoot’s wife was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer when their children were 11 and 15, and died at the age of forty-five. From 1981 to 2001 he operated his own communications management company in Denver, Colorado. Previously, he held senior public relations posts in major international companies. In 2001, he founded The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, and in 2005, received the Human Service Professional of the Year award from the National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter, for his work with the foundation. To learn more about the foundation, visit Proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.