Dynamics and boundaries in the family can change during a cancer diagnosis as it disrupts a teens progression to independence. Sometimes developmental regression is seen where teens start to want parents to do everything for them and parents often agree.
Top Tips by Dr. Rebecca Johnson, medschoolforparents.com Expert:
- It is important to maintain the family routine as much as possible
- Ensure some independence from teen with cancer
- Communication is key: if you’re having difficulty with this let your oncology team know so they can support you