If your child is going to miss school for more than a few days, look into home bound or hospital teaching. The principal at your child’s school might be able to help you get tutoring while the child has to be at home. The home-based teacher will need to know about your child’s illness, treatment, medical appointments, and hospital stays.
For many children, school is a safe place for learning, fun, and friendship that’s far from the world of cancer and treatments. School is the main part of almost every child’s daily life, and going back to school is a sign of normalcy. Having to go to school and learn is not only a sign that things are getting back to normal, it’s also a clear and reassuring message that there is a future.