Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol
Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion, and guilt. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a story about one family’s struggle. When Dad’s drinking ruins a birthday party, everyone wishes that he would just stop. If only wishing could fix the problem!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Tundra Books
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The Centre For Addiction and Mental Health put together a comprehensible issue book on the subject of alcoholism. This life-like book is written and illustrated appropriately, and in a fashion that makes it easy for children to identify and connect with. Maggie, the narrator and main character, is a little girl who lives with an abusive father that suffers from alcoholism, and Maggie's mother does everything she can to hold the family together. It is at Maggie's birthday party that she's complet...more