Parenting Support and Tips

Helpline (1-844-WE-WONDER)

Parenting while ill – or during a spouse’s illness – is uniquely challenging. If you are unable to come to one of our offices for in-person support, you can call our helpline at 1-844-WE-WONDER (844-939-6633) and connect with Wonders & Worries’ expert staff on how to talk to children and teens about any adult illness.

Parenting Support

Parenting Podcast

Join Julie and other Wonders & Worries professionals as they discuss common parenting issues that arise when a parent within the household is enduring an illness.  Each episode is about 20-30 minutes and addresses a specific area of concern for parents related to communication with their children, feelings/emotional regulation, as well as coping and resiliency. 

This podcast is beneficial for ALL parents and is especially helpful for parents experiencing an illness by providing brief bits of education in a small time-frame, specific to their needs. Listen to an episode now or subscribe to our RSS feed on any one of the major online podcasting platforms.

Parent Consultations

Parent consultations keep parents and caregivers involved throughout the support process. They happen in person, over the phone or through email.

During consultations, parents can discuss and receive feedback on their child’s understanding and coping. This also gives parents the opportunity to ask questions and to update us on illness information.

Parenting Classes

The child-parent relationship can become harder to navigate after a parent or caregiver has been diagnosed with a serious illness. To make the transition easier, we offer periodic parenting classes. Virtual parenting classes are coming soon.

Reflective listening and limit setting are helpful parenting tools for all parents and are especially important when families are coping with parental illness.

Parenting Resources and Tips