1. Getting to Know One Another  
2. Understanding Feelings  
3. Understanding Cancer  
4. Coping with Change  
5. Learning to Relax  
6. Appreciating Ourselves and Our Families  
7. Strengthening Family Communication  
8. Solving Problems  
9. Learning to be Assertive  
10. Learning to Negotiate  
11. Putting it All Together  
12. Saying Goodbye  

Session 2: Understanding Feelings

This session focuses on helping children recognize, name, and accept common feelings related to parental illness, such as fear, anger and sorrow. It seeks to further establish the group setting as a safe, supportive place for expressing feelings and sharing common experiences.

Through drawing activities and a discussion of Shel Silverstein's poem, "The Smile Makers," children become familiar with the concepts of masking one's feelings and assuming responsibility for someone else's feelings.

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