Going to hospital
It can take a while to get to grips with ward life. Whether your child is an inpatient or not, getting used to clinical environments and readjusting to a new routine can feel like a lot to deal with.
Brothers and sisters
Siblings may be feeling worried, left out, thrown by the change in routine or simply missing your attention.
Taking care of yourself
When your child's going through treatment, your own needs might take a back seat as you focus on their wellbeing and just 'getting through'. But it's vital to look after yourself so you have the strength and energy to do this.
You will almost certainly have extra costs while your child is being treated so it's important to prioritise making sure you're getting the financial help you need to offset these additional expenses.
If you or your partner are employed, it can feel like a balancing act trying to manage your job and the needs of your child.
Your child's education
Children often respond well to keeping some structure in place and a sense of 'normality'. Schools are often willing to support with this but it's important to keep an open dialogue.
Updated March 2018, next review due 2019.