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My parent has cancer and it really sucks : real-life advice from real-life teens

Author: Marc Silver; Maya Silver
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Collects stories and advice from over one hundred teens who have dealt with a parent battling cancer.

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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Juvenile Literature
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Young adult non-fiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Silver; Maya Silver
ISBN: 9781402273070 140227307X
OCLC Number: 808413922
Target Audience: Grade 9 to 12.
Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The news : A hunch ; Why your parents told you the way they did ; Why you reacted the way you did ; A charged word --
2. Cancer 101 : The big question marks ; Treatments and their side effects ; The cure: why isn't there one yet? ; True or false ; Tell me more! --
3. Let's talk: how to keep your family communication lines wide open : How much do you want to know? ; What if you're out of the loop? ; Reality check: how far in the know can you go? ; How to keep talking--even if it's in writing --
4. How things will change during cancer : Teenage change is normal! ; Cancer sneaking up on you ; Changes to expect ; Changes in your parent ; Siblings --
5. Parentification : How it happens ; Catching a break ; Silence isn't golden ; The big picture --
6. Dealing with stress : How to beat the cancer blues ; Exploring the options --
7. Risky business : Former bad boys: Gary and Jose turn it around ; Former bad girls: true confessions --
8. The power (and the limits) of optimism and faith : Think positive ; Faith and spirituality --
9. The benefit of friends : What you do (and don't) want from your friends ; Girls are from Mercury, boys are from Neptune ; Accepting help ; Have fun with your friends if you can ; But can they still come over? ; Social networks: Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and more ; Dealing with friend problems ; New friends --
10. School daze : School = more stress or a place to escape? ; To announce or not to announce ; Telling the school ; How the school can help ; Dilemmas, dilemmas ; Keeping grades up ; The need to achieve ; Pulling a Bueller --
11. Seeking support : The adult who knows you ; Seeing a therapist ; Group support --
12. Facing a dire prognosis : Facing the news ; How long do we have? ; When the bad news isn't all bad ; Find hope when things seem hopeless ; Living for the moment ; A different kind of hope ; What if you feel closer to the parent with cancer? ; Avoidance ; Making memories --
13. Losing a parent to cancer : A dictionary of emotions ; Mourning doesn't come with an expiration date ; All kinds of questions ; Life goes on ; Dealing with your emotions ; School can be a comfort--or a pain ; Music can make it better ; Staying connected --
14. The new normal: life after cancer : What happens now? ; New normal hiccups and surprises ; Struggling in the aftermath ; Becoming a activist ; Same old you ; Silver linings --
Appendices: A. The camp for kids coping with a parent's cancer ; B. In their own words ; C. The parents' guide ; D. Resources.
Responsibility: Marc Silver, Maya Silver.


Writer Marc Silver and his daughter Maya, who was a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with cancer, have compiled a collection of stories and advice from more than a hundred teens who've faced  Read more...


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