Parents in the Know Podcast
About This Show
As parents, we want to do the best job we possibly can, but with so many voices telling us how to parent, it can be hard to decide what to do for the best.
Rather than add yet another parenting method to the pile, I want to explore one concept at a time and gather our combined knowledge and experience in one place. Wherever I can, I will also look at the scientific studies and their results.
By bringing together information from parents, experienced professionals and scientists, I aim to provide parents with the knowledge they need to make the best choices for their family.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 42 - Tamara James and Childhood Cancer
Show Notes: Today on Parents in the Know, we have another special episode from our interview series. Today I’m honored to have my very good friend, Tamara James with me on Skype from Queensland. A few years ago, Tamara and her family went through an ordeal that most parents don’t even want to think about, but this family had to live it: When she was only 6 months old, Tamara’s youngest child, her baby daughter Chloe, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia or AML, which is a form of childhood cancer. Today, Tamara is going to talk us through her experience and help us to understand the lasting effects of childhood cancer on the whole family. Tamara’s daughter, Chloe, was one of the lucky ones. Only a few months ago she was given the all-clear for the final time, and she will now be able to move ahead with her life along with her family, and all who love her are able now to breathe a sigh of relief and relax. We wish them all the very best for the future. Tamara did not get the chance to mention it on the podcast but she has asked me to add a comment on the extreme importance of scientific research. Breakthroughs in science kept her daughter from undergoing a very painful procedure, with significant long term health effects, as it was shown not to be needed in her particular type of cancer. Whenever you get a chance to donate to cancer research, please do so. Tamara and her family found a great deal of ongoing support from friends, family, health professionals, counselors, social workers and therapists and organizations. No one person or organization can grant the biggest wish of a parent who is watching their child suffer – to heal their child and take it all away – but there are many great organizations who are dedicated to make the act of surviving throughout the ordeal as easy as possible for families. See the links below for some of them who helped Tamara’s family. If you have the ability to do so, think about supporting one or more of these wonderful institutions. Resources: www.pinworthyparties.com.au, which is Tamara’s DIY party website. Check it out! The Starlight Foundation – https://starlight.org.au Redkite – http://www.red
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Date published: 2015-08-22