7 Ways to Educate a Child about Breast Cancer and Health
Last Saturday night, my family and I went to my young teenage son’s Varsity Football game. I saw that some of the players wore pink socks in support of Breast Cancer this month. I realized that I should have taught my sons about breast cancer and health so they will understand why it is so important. This month, I better educate my two sons about breast cancer and health. If you are a parent of your child and feel it necessary to teach him or her about this, there is no time like the present.
1. Bring your child to the local library. Find the basic book about breast cancer and health in Children’s area. I’m sure that some librarians will be happy to assist you with searching for the right books. Recommendation: Pictures in the books are very helpful. You do not have any reasons to be embarrassed about “naked” pictures in the books. It’s very important to show a child what happens about breast cancer and explain how breast cancer develops.
2. Bring your child to the National Breast Cancer Support for Jogging (or Walking). This event is very important so your child would understand better. This is the best example of many breast cancer patients and supporters, they show their supports and hopes for the cure. They wear pink clothes and hats, walking (or jogging). It is really fun and enjoyable to see your child getting involved in this event.
3. Bring a child to the hospital where breast cancer patients stay and be volunteers. I am very positive that some doctors and nurses would be happy to explain to your child about breast cancer and health, and they may be allowed to introduce him (or her) to breast cancer patients. I believe that some breast cancer patients would love to chat and play games with your child. I am sure that your child will have questions for the patients about how they go through their breast cancer fight.
4. Create and set up fundraising events for breast cancer patients. I think that it’s a very common idea to get a fundraiser started for the breast cancer patients, but your child may like to try a new experience and start up the fundraising. It helps your child to learn how to do this, and possibly have a successful career.
5. Watch the video about the basic breast cancer. I bet that the local library have health videos to borrow. You can ask the librarian.
6. Buy the wigs for the breast cancer patients who have no hair. I bet that a lot of breast cancer patients experience their hair loss due to the medical issues. Importantly, you can teach your child to save her (or his) haircuts and give them to people who can make wigs. I think that there are a lot of hospitals that do this.
7. Teach your child how to take care of the breast health. Your child can be very curious and can ask the doctors or nurses about how to take care of the breast health. (I am not a professional doctor! Smiles -).
So I think that teaching your child about this is the good time for now.
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