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Looking Through the Eyes of an Unseen Child

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"Looking Through the Eyes of an Unseen Child" is an extremely powerful book that helps liberate the conversation and understanding of Multiple Personality Disorder, but more importantly, reminds us that there are thousands of Unseen Children walking amongst us who deserve acknowledgment.--Michelle Fraas, M.S.W.
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Advantage Inspirational
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Aimee
Jul 08, 2013 Aimee rated it liked it
This is a hard book to rate. She is not an author. I would go so far as to say that it's not particularly well written. But it is honest, and it is brave. She manages to stare down incredibly difficult things without defensiveness or pride. I thought it was fascinating, but it was like reading an anecdote, not a piece of nonfiction literature.
Philip
Oct 31, 2008 Philip rated it liked it
I won this book from the goodreads "first-reads" program.

(Keeping in mind that 3 stars means "I liked it.")

While there were parts of the book that I found completely captivating, and there were other parts I found confusing. I attribute this to the subject matter.

Looking through the Eyes of an Unseen Child is about child abuse, but also about living with Multiple Personality Disorder. Although, in this case I'm not sure "disorder" is the right term. On the jacket flap Joy claims "I have also bee
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Mary
Oct 31, 2008 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mental-health, adult
I have been thinking about this review and wondering what to say. When Book 1 ends, which is Diana's true story, I can't tell what is real and what is fantasy; I don't remember who is real and who is make believe; and I feel upset, anxious, like I am whirling. I thought about these feelings before reading the second part which contains notes, letters, drawings from other unseen children.

I believe the author brought me right into the confused and horrible world of her life as an abused little gir
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Francine  Mort Habernick
Unseen Child is a book about the author's life, I expected it to be about many children and not simply the author. There are so many other books that are better that I cannot recommend anyone read this one. Diana's experience was a harrowing one but it is not unique and there is little psychological insight from an educator's perspective. I believe the tax authorities closed this foundation as it did not meet the legal definition of a proper foundation. Today, there is no Unseen Child Foundation ...more
Leticia Williams
Feb 21, 2010 Leticia Williams rated it liked it
from a young age my father and me had a similar relationship as describd in the unseen child. having met thousands of women like myself and diana who have written books we each have a similar experience and each think ours was the worst and unique. the book was a good account but not the best in terms of insightfulness. -Leticia
Leanne Holitza
Mar 13, 2012 Leanne Holitza rated it really liked it
This is a good book for CASA to read because it shows how even through horrible abuse children cling to what they know, their family. When kids are removed from the home, it is a good thing to keep in mind.
Sarah
Feb 22, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok
multiple personality disorder doubter
find it hard to believe this lady has real multiple personalities, i wonder if it is a scam to sell books like so many in the genre. i was intriqued but now i serious doubt. is mrs. joy another octomom ?

Cheryl
Nov 13, 2010 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Second book is much better than the first.
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Breaking the cycle of child abuse is quite literally a life and death proposition...

Diana Joy is an author, foster parent, adopted 5 teen girls and the president of the “Unseen Child Foundation”. She had to find the strength inside herself to face her past so that she could break the cycle of pain for herself and for the children she is privileged to help everyday in her home an
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