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Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol [Hardcover]

Centre For Addiction And Mental Health , Lars Rudebjer

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Aug. 9 2011 Coping
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!

Wishes and Worries is an excellent way to open a discussion between adult and child. It provides straightforward answers to common questions. Why does my parent drink? Will I drink too much, too? What can I do to help? Is it my fault? The book also includes important information for parents, teachers, and professionals. Wishes and Worries is an excellent resource for children affected by adult problems.

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CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Lars Rudebjer has worked as an illustrator since 1989. He has illustrated over thirty-five children’s books, and he has been published in ten countries. He has illustrated postcards, comic strips, and board games, CD games for children, and a collection of pictures for IKEA. Lars lives in Fredrikstad, Norway, with his wife and three children.

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Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion and guilt. They will want to know if it’s their fault, if their parent can get better and if one day they, too, will drink too much. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a storybook about one family’s struggle. This book is a valuable resource for any adult working with a child in a similar situation.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Sept. 29 2011
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I find it is a good book but for kids that are older that 8 or 9, maybe hard to read for youngers. What I didn't liked was the end, when the parent stop drinking. I think this is not the reallity; we face a huge problem when somebody drinks and what I looking for are tools for my children to understand and be strong.

What I liked is how the book pictures the problems and sadness that help kids to realize that they are not alone, they are other kids who badly live the same reality. it brakes with the isolation feeling.

Good luck...

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