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posted by 9929662 on September 11, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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January Doesn't need to be bleak
Go on, say the word. Let it roll around on your tongue a bit before forcing it past your lips into the open air.
Feels weird, doesn't it? Not so bad, right? Now, try to attach it to someone you love: your best friend, your sister or (God forbid) your own child. Ask yourself this: if my child were suffering, what would I want the world to know about them? How would I want them treated? How would I cope? Who could I trust? Where would we go? How would we function in this place where people shield their eyes and run?
Bet you can't even begin to guess. I'm going to go so far as to say, I bet many a reader will pick this book up, read a few chapters, form a few misguided opinions about bad parenting, set it down and thank their lucky stars that it isn't THEM who is affected--it isn't THEIR child lashing out, talking to trees (or dogs or unicorns or demons or...pick your poison here) lost in the world, relying on psychiatry to catch up to the rest of modern medicine and praying people will be kind.
But it could be you. If it could happen to Jani, the offspring of two intelligent, loving parents who doted on her and held every aspiration of sending her straight to the top to take over the world, it could happen to you. It happened to me. It happens every day, to families everywhere who feel they have to walk around stigmatized for a biochemical grenade which buried itself in their loved one's brain and blew up when they least expected it.
And that, my reading friends, is exactly why you need to read this book.
Not only is it well written, it is gritty, raw and truthful. It doesn't paint mental illness in any light other than the one that illuminated the Schofield family. And their light, no matter how much it dimmed, never went out.
Instead it became a beacon of hope.
posted by Elsie_Love on August 28, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2012
I am horrified that this man is making money off the story of his clearly very ill daughter. The book is filled with self serving statements of how he is the only one that can help his daughter and no one else understands...including his poor wife. He goes as far as complaining that she should get a full time job so he can stay at home to "save" their daughter....and if I read one more time how all health care professionals are "moronic"...please! I'm not sure what this mans purpose in writing this book was aside from wanting pity and accolades for his super human parenting. Personally I think the department of child and family services should have gotten involved much sooner. I feel for his poor wife and family...he seems to be a narcissistic man whose own issues delayed the help his child SO clearly needed! Reading it was like a trainwreck...
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Posted October 30, 2012
Exploitation of a confused child
January is their meal ticket and these parents are reaping the rewards
Watch out little Broady you are next!
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Posted August 19, 2012