By Marc Silver
Real-life suggestion from real-life teens
at the moment a million American childrens stay with a dad or mum who's combating melanoma. it is a difficult blow for these already navigating highschool, getting ready for faculty, and changing into more and more self reliant. My guardian Has melanoma and It fairly Sucks is the 1st e-book written specifically for youths to aid in this difficult time.
Author Maya Silver was once 15 whilst her mother was once clinically determined with breast melanoma in 2001. She and her dad, Marc, have mixed their family's own adventure with recommendation from dozens of medical execs and genuine tales from a hundred teens--all dealing with an identical factor Maya did.
In a hugely designed, attractive type, this e-book offers sensible counsel that comes with:
• the best way to discuss the analysis (and what does prognosis even suggest, anyway?)
• the easiest shops for pressure (punching a wall isn't a good one, yet should still it take place, there are directions for a patch job)
• the right way to take care of buddies (especially one those with 'pity eyes')
• even if to inform the lecturers and assistance counselors and what they need to recognize (how to not get embarrassed in class)
• what occurs in a remedy consultation and the way to discover a help team if you'd like one
A detailed part for fogeys additionally provides pointers on techniques for sharing the inside track, ensuring your baby does not develop into the father or mother, what to do if the outlook is grim, and suggestions for a way to dwell existence after cancer.
My father or mother Has melanoma and It particularly Sucks permits teenagers to work out that they're no longer by myself. That regardless of how tough issues get, they're going to get via this hard time. That every thing they're feeling is okay. Essays from Gilda Radner's "Gilda's membership" annual contest are a particularly poignant and relocating testimony of ways different young people handled their family's state of affairs.
PRAISE FOR MY mother or father HAS melanoma AND IT relatively SUCKS
"Wisely crafted right into a splendidly hot, attractive and informative ebook that reads like a talk with a gaggle of pals with valuable suggestion from the experts."
Paula okay. Rauch MD, Director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a tough Time Program
"A needs to learn for fogeys, youngsters, academics and clinical employees who recognize a person with melanoma. you are going to examine whatever on each page."
Anna Gottlieb, MPA, Founder and CEO Gilda's membership Seattle
"This booklet is a 'must have' for oncologists, melanoma remedy facilities and households with teenagers."
Kathleen McCue, MA, LSW, CCLS, Director of the kid's software on the collecting position, Cleveland, OH
"My guardian Has melanoma and It quite Sucks offers a much-needed toolkit for youths dealing with a parent's melanoma. during this sincere and heart-felt advisor, Marc Silver and his daughter, Maya, current direct, no-nonsense and valuable advice."
Jane Saccaro, CEO of Camp Kesem, a camp for kids who've a guardian with melanoma
"Marc and Maya Silver have skillfully combined the voices of teenagers, mom and dad and experts...This booklet is understanding, pragmatic, and attuned to the demanding situations of becoming into one's self whereas having to take care of a parent's needs."
Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., medical psychologist and writer of The Emotional Survival consultant for Caregivers
"A worthwhile source for teens and their families."
Seth Berkowitz, LCSW, CCLS, sufferer companies supervisor, Southern Florida bankruptcy of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society