Happy October! Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? With pink showing up everywhere, your kids are bound to take notice. Rather than avoid the topic, why not take the opportunity to inform and educate them? Take a day or two this month to incorporate some very pink lessons! Check out this “Think Pink” freebie from Sweet Integrations. It includes pink-themed activities like Piggy Bank, Strawberry Ice Cream Addition, Place Value Selfies, and more!
Whether breast cancer has impacted your kids’ life from a friend or a family member, or not at all, it’s important to start a conversation about this disease. What happens to someone who is diagnosed with breast cancer? What are healthy choices to prevent your kids from getting breast cancer? Gets tips from a mom on having a conversation about breast cancer with kids here: How to Talks to Kids About Breast Cancer.
Susan G. Komen is another amazing resource that organizes fundraises and raises awareness about breast cancer. There are countless stories from survivors on the Susan G. Komen website. Let these stories inspire you and your children!
If you need reading resources about kids and cancer, especially breast cancer, you can read The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco, and Mom Goes To War by Irene Aparici Martín. These are excellent books about kids that helping friends and mothers battling cancer.
How do you talk to your children about breast cancer? Are they aware of the disease and its impact? Tell us in the comments!