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A guide for grandparents of children affected by childhood cancer

This booklet answers some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told Redkite they would have liked answered when their grandchild was diagnosed and during their grandchild’s treatment phase.

Grandparents are usually a welcome part of the child’s life before the diagnosis of cancer. Their presence can be extremely comforting to the child.

Some grandparents may not have been close to their grandchild before the cancer, or even if they were, they may not know how to approach their grandchild in this situation. It is important for grandparents to talk to their child (and/or their partner) first about how to relate to their grandchild. This may be an opportunity for grandparents to form a closer bond with both their child and grandchild.

This booklet answers some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told Redkite they would have liked answered when their grandchild was diagnosed and during their grandchild’s treatment phase.

Download the Redkite Guide for Grandparents or read a sample below.

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    Counselling: when you’re ready, we are here

    Redkite provides free counselling for adults. You can talk to us once or twice, or more often if you need. It’s up to you.

    Counselling: when you’re ready, we are here

    Redkite provides free counselling for adults. You can talk to us once or twice, or more often if you need. It’s up to you.

    Case Studies

    Katie’s story: Music and childhood cancer treatment

    Music can promote connection and strengthen relationships within your family. Katie explored the Redkite Music Box and thought it would be helpful for families facing the cancer experience.

    Katie’s story: Music and childhood cancer treatment

    Music can promote connection and strengthen relationships within your family. Katie explored the Redkite Music Box and thought it would be helpful for families facing the cancer experience.

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    Things to do during the school holidays

    These school holidays the kids can have fun and relax after a big term of school and parents can relax the routine and have more time to connect with their family.

    Things to do during the school holidays

    These school holidays the kids can have fun and relax after a big term of school and parents can relax the routine and have more time to connect with their family.

    Case Studies

    How children’s counselling helps siblings manage the effects of cancer

    After Emily was diagnosed with cancer, Redkite’s children’s counselling program played a vital role in supporting the emotional wellbeing of Emily and her sister Lucy.

    How children’s counselling helps siblings manage the effects of cancer

    After Emily was diagnosed with cancer, Redkite’s children’s counselling program played a vital role in supporting the emotional wellbeing of Emily and her sister Lucy.