My parent has cancer and it really sucks : real-life advice from real-life teens (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
My parent has cancer and it really sucks : real-life advice from real-life teens Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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
Summary:
Collects stories and advice from over one hundred teens who have dealt with a parent battling cancer.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Juvenile Literature
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Literature
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.

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Every household with children should have access to this book. It answers more questions than I would have ever considered myself and it puts a perspective on the importance of how this disease Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.