How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Offering supportive, practical advice from a leading child-life specialist, this book includes information such as what to tell a child about the illness, how to recognize early-warning signs in a child's drawings, sleep patterns, schoolwork and eating habits, and when and where to get professional help. Illustrations & Calvin & Hobbes cartoons.
 

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Supervisor of the child life program at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, McCue asserts that children are flexible, understanding, and deeply committed to helping even very sick parents. However, they need ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
5
2 Getting It Together
23
3 Early Warnings
43
4 Help How to Give Where to Get It
77
5 Preparing Children for Hospital Visits
107
6 Coming Home
127
7 When It Wont Get Better
137
8 When Things Get Very Bad
159
9 Dealing with Special Family and Medical Circumstances
191
Epilogue
211
Index
215
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Kathleen McCue, M.A., C.C.L.S., is supervisor of the child life program at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and past president of the National Child Life Council, her profession's international association. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ron Bonn has won three Emmy awards for his work as a TV news producer and writer. He lives in Closter, New Jersey.

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