"How to Cope When Your Child Can't: Comfort, Help and Hope for Parents" by Roz Shafran, Ursula Saunders, and Alice Welham is a comprehensive guide for parents who are struggling with their child's difficulties. The book is based on extensive research and clinical experience, and it offers practical advice and support for parents facing a wide range of challenges.
The book begins by acknowledging the difficult reality that many parents face when their child is struggling. The authors emphasize that parents are not alone, and that there are many resources available to help them cope. They also highlight the importance of self-care for parents, as they cannot effectively support their child if they are not taking care of themselves.
The book then goes on to discuss the specific challenges that parents may face, such as dealing with their child's emotional or behavioral problems, navigating the healthcare system, and coping with the stress and uncertainty of their situation. The authors provide practical advice and strategies for dealing with these challenges, as well as personal stories from parents who have been through similar experiences.
One of the strengths of the book is its emphasis on the importance of hope and resilience. The authors encourage parents to focus on their child's strengths and to believe that their child can overcome their challenges. They also provide guidance on how to find hope and meaning in their situation, even when things are difficult.
"How to Cope When Your Child Can't" is a valuable resource for parents who are struggling with their child's difficulties. The book provides practical advice, support, and hope, and it can help parents to feel more empowered to cope with their situation.
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