MC Plays Hide and Seek

Posted: January 13, 2021 in Announcements, Blog Tour Hosting, guest post, iRead Book Tours, rafflecopter, Recommended Reading

By Eva Graytzel

Understanding Emotions Around Cancer

Explaining cancer to kids is a challenging and important conversation. While unfamiliar and upsetting emotions are a normal response to learning someone you love has cancer, these emotions can be deeply inhibiting and set children on edge throughout the day. Find mechanisms to cope is key in helping children overcome their fear and not be controlled by it.

Change is difficult for anyone, especially children. Children prefer to be kind and well-behaved but these unfurling emotions control their actions. Whether it’s a new baby, a new school, a new babysitter, or a family member with cancer, children will likely not have the words to express their concern.

Ideally, the best time to have a conversation about cancer with your child is when you are both feeling calm. Pick a moment when neither of you are tired, hungry or feeling rushed. A good time to initiate the dialogue is before you read a bedtime story or when you are taking a relaxed drive together.

Address their worries head on. Be honest, clear, and include your optimism for a full recovery. Talk about what your days ahead might look like.  Read a book together like M.C. Plays Hide & Seek and after every few pages, ask if they have any questions. If the answer stumps you, get back to them when you’ve determined how to address their concern.

M.C. Plays Hide & Seek won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award and recommended globally as one of the best books for children about cancer.

Let your child know what they can do to help.

  • Clean up toys so I don’t hurt myself stepping on them.
  • Listen the first time I ask you to do something.
  • Wash your hands when you come in the house, after you use the bathroom and before you eat since my ability to fight germs is weakened.

Request simple tasks and don’t forget to reward good behavior!

Book Details:

Book Title:  MC Plays Hide and Seek: An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About a Person Living with Cancer by Eva Grayzel
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  64 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Jan 5, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

M.C. is a cancer cell who shares just enough information about the nature of the disease to promote dialogue and minimize fear. The scary part of cancer is the unknown. Learn about doctors who look for cancer. Understand feelings children experience and learn ways to cope. Empower children with knowledge and how to make a difference. M.C. Plays Hide & Seek strengthens communication and builds emotional health.

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Eva Grayzel ~ B&N

Meet the Author:

Eva Grayzel is a motivational speaker, storyteller, and cancer survivor. When her children were five and seven years old, she was diagnosed with cancer. Their fear of losing her was deep, real, and suppressed. When she got a second chance at life, she created the Talk4Hope book series to help children understand cancer and make it less scary.

Connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram

 
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Comments
  1. Eva Grayzel says:

    Every person with cancer has a child in their life who loves them. Do you have a story to share about having that difficult conversation with a child?

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