Difficult brings to life the conflicts that arise for mothers who are confronted with the unexpected, burdensome, and even catastrophic dependencies of their adult children associated with mental illness, substance use, or chronic unemployment.
Part I illustrates how different women experience the stressors and worries they encounter with their challenging adult children.
Part II introduces a model for considerring changes in a mother's current situation
Part III provides illustrations from women's lives of actins taken that helped them and/or their adult children. A comprehensive appendix of resources for help are included.
Through real stories of mothers and their challenging adult children, this book offers readable, provocative, and, at times, shocking illustrations of the excruciating maternal dilemma: Which takes precedence—the needs of the mother or of the distressed adult child? Difficult addresses a family situation which too many keep secret.
In this updated 3rd edition of Being Smart the authors provide current views on gifted education and on nurturing children's and adolescents' abilities. They discuss equity and diversity, creativity, assessments, homeschooling, neural plasticity, social-emotional issues, and more. Drs. Matthews and Foster address questions and concerns, and share resources.
This book is for parents, grandparents, and teachers who want to foster high-level development and meaningful learning opportunities. Being Smart About Gifted Learning, the third edition of this book, emerges out of our decades of personal and professional experiences with giftedness, and also from a shared sense of the joys, challenges, and uniqueness of every child. In this book, we discuss ways to nurture children's learning and well-being across many dimensions of their lives.
Following her mother’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Torri Fisher shares her experiences to encourage and strengthen others who may need support. If you are caring for a loved one who is suffering with this complicated condition, you need the invaluable resources in this book. It is undoubtedly noble to take on the hefty responsibility of being a caregiver, but it’s important to take care of yourself in the process. Being a caregiver can inspire a plethora of difficult feelings you may find yourself struggling with. Learn how to maintain your peace, positivity, and well-being to ensure you can best care for your loved one without burning out in the process.
Overcoming My Mother’s Addictions is a heart-wrenching but inspiring true story about Lili, an 11-year-old girl, who has faced tremendous challenges and upheavals in her formative years because of her mother’s addiction to drugs. Lili gives us hope by displaying a positive outlook which has helped her overcome horrific situations. Through her optimistic perspective, she has gained insight into the life lessons that have shaped her into the fine, thoughtful young lady she is today.
This book is written to inspire teens to recognize their true value and to understand that their parents’ choices do not need to define their present and future happiness. It is also designed to help grandparents raising their grandchildren better understand the debilitating effects of adverse childhood experiences.
Counselors and teachers will find this book beneficial in opening the lines of communication with younger children to determine how best to provide them much-needed support.
As adults, we like to think we have a good idea of what the world may have in store for our teenagers, but the fact of the matter is there's a vast divide between what we perceive as dangerous and what our teens are actually up against.
Teenagers (ages 13 - 19) face unique challenges when it comes to situational awareness.
These challenges are only exacerbated by the constant physical and biological changes teens are subjected to. As young people learn to deal with these changes, they begin to explore the limits of their individuality.
Unfortunately, this process often involves rebellious behavior and unnecessary risk-taking. The key to keeping teens safe during this time is to keep them alert and engaged with their environment.
When Dallas Louis decided that all she wanted was to meet and marry her Prince Charming and become a mom, she had no idea what was in store for her. But she would soon find out. After only seven months of dating the love of her life, she married him, and within the course of twenty-six months, she gave birth to three children. Her husband knew her longer pregnant than not pregnant!
In this laugh-out-loud book, Dallas shares highlights of what happened in her world once all her dreams came true. She would like readers to find comfort in knowing they aren't the only ones suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or buyer's remorse. And, yes, it's okay to admit that both of these conditions apply to parenting, though hopefully not all the time.