“When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer the whole family is affected by the diagnosis. Siblings are a huge part of a family dynamic yet are often the last ones to be supported or heard.” – In this article Sasha, Redkite Social Worker recommends the benefits of face-to-face counselling
“I was so intent with all the treatment I forgot to allow him to “live” with cancer instead of just surviving. Try to remember about other siblings and make the time for them. It is easy to be so absorbed in the cancer circle that sometimes everyone else is unintentionally forgotten.” – Parent of an older child during cancer treatment, and a younger healthy sibling
Do you have any strategies or tips to help siblings? Share them in the comments below.