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How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness

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Offering supportive, practical advice from a leading child-life specialist, this book includes information such as what to tell a child about the illness, how to recognize early-warning signs in a child's drawings, sleep patterns, schoolwork and eating habits, and when and where to get professional help. Illustrations & Calvin & Hobbes cartoons.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 1994)
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Juniper Lim
this was a very quick read for me even though I read a few chapters twice. i think its getting me to think more about lulani's needs and get past my own insecurities right now. it helped me to see where I am at as far as emotional intelligence during tribulation. i am feeling empowered after reading this book because i have the added knowledge that although she is only two years old, Lulani can show signs of stress from some of the illnesses in my family. It's not going to be easy but I know ...more
Jenna Carr
Jul 04, 2011 Jenna Carr rated it really liked it
I am reading this book as I am thinking of becoming a Child Life Specialist. However, I think everyone with children should read this book. It is so insightful into minds of children and their need for reassurance and structure. The authors do a great job of discussing many different reactions your child may have and how you should handle it. They give specific examples of what to say in certain circumstances so you will never be at a loss for what to say. They also break down many of the ...more
Alexandra Chauran
Oct 08, 2015 Alexandra Chauran rated it it was ok
This book's most helpful component was the warning signs that kids are not processing things well. However, this book was kind of a downer overall, and didn't include enough practical advice. Just stories. I preferred reading Cancer in the Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness, because it included all of the negative signs that this book included but also had helpful activities to try to set things right instead of just pointing out that kids may need professional help.
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