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Wishes and Worries: Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol Hardcover – Aug 9 2011

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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good Book Sept. 29 2011
By Yul - Published on
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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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Good story to read to children with alcoholic parents Dec 20 2014
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Good story to read to children with alcoholic parents. A lot of the story had similar aspects to what children experience when they have parents with alcoholism. My ten year old related more than my 12 year old. I think the story is for younger children, not tweens.
Happily ever after April 21 2015
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The ending is happy. This is not always the case. It gives children hope where this is little to none for many children.
Five Stars May 10 2015
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Very simple book for wide range of children