Sometimes kids give the best advice. I was so struck by this article about a daughter who helped her mom through breast cancer that I wanted to spread the wise words of this 10 year old.
Here are her ’8′ suggestions for kids if someone has breast cancer…
1-”If you are worried, scared or frightened, it is all right to ask questions”.
2-”You could help out your mom around the house”.
3-”You could read, sing or dance for your mom”.
4-”"You can write down your thoughts”.
5-”You can draw pictures of your feelings”.
(This is helpful if you are too little to write. This is a nice way to express your feeling whether you are angry, sad, confused or happy”.)
6-”You can help your mom change her bandages and take her medicine”.
7-”If you have brothers and sisters, you can occupy them so they don’t bug your mom”.
8-”Bring your mom something special every day to let her know that you are thinking
*Note: This article appeared in the Laguna Niguel News/OCRegister.com, Oct 9, 2008.