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Tips for good communication

Parents have shared their top tips to help you communicate with your family and your child’s treatment team.

Words from our families

‘Regardless of how busy hospital staff are, take the time to explain to your child what is happening. Don’t feel pressured to work at their pace, work at your child’s pace’

Learn to communicate with your partner during hospital visits when the other parent is not there. Communication is  extremely important

‘Don’t be worried about asking too many questions because the medical staff know what is happening and what is to be expected, but unless you ask, no question is too big or too small’

‘Be honest with your child at their age level. Answer their questions honestly’

‘Talk as much as possible to the social worker as they know about all the financial and government support available’

‘Don’t think too far ahead. Digest the information provided and if you don’t understand, ask questions’

Do you have a tip for parents to communicate better? Share them with us 

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Organising
29th Sep

Making your hospital stay more comfortable: what other parents say

Having to stay in hospital can bring about different challenges. Parents have shared some tips to help you feel more comfortable and to seek support you might need.

Making your hospital stay more comfortable: what other parents say

Having to stay in hospital can bring about different challenges. Parents have shared some tips to help you feel more comfortable and to seek support you might need.

Relationships
2nd Sep

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

Organising
1st Oct

Budgeting during treatment

Many people find cancer brings extra financial demands. Often income decreases while expenses increase.

Budgeting during treatment

Many people find cancer brings extra financial demands. Often income decreases while expenses increase.

Adult mum and daughter hugging

Relationships
30th Sep

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.