A Childhood Cut Short

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My life as a child was over in an instant. When father died I was 10 years old, and was forced to take on full responsibility for the well being of my younger siblings. I was to make up for mothers dysfunction as a mother. (My mother had ADHD but at the time of fathers passing we didn't know that.) In the first few months after father's death, I had help from our grandparents, they'd fix us dinner and take us to school and make sure the Baby was taken care of. (Our grand parents didn't know about mother; how ...
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My life as a child was over in an instant. When father died I was 10 years old, and was forced to take on full responsibility for the well being of my younger siblings. I was to make up for mothers dysfunction as a mother. (My mother had ADHD but at the time of fathers passing we didn't know that.) In the first few months after father's death, I had help from our grandparents, they'd fix us dinner and take us to school and make sure the Baby was taken care of. (Our grand parents didn't know about mother; how moody she was and that she was forgetful, and that she couldn't handle any stress or changes she fell apart at stress situations.) I promised my father on his death bed that I'd never ever reveal mothers short comings to any one. Our grandparents thought that mother's behavior her moodiness, and forgetfulness were products of grief; temporary symptoms that would fade in time. After all mother was a grieving widow-too hurt in mourning the loss of her husband. She was so much in stress she just couldn't handle the every day chores of running a household or taking care of her children at the moment. Eventually though grandma thought it was time for mother to pick up the pieces and resume her responsibilities. It was nearly four months since father died, when our grandma told mother that she can't come that often any more, but she brought a lot of precooked meals over to make the transition a little easier for mother. That's when I became the keeper of my mother, and the mother to my younger siblings. My care free childhood was over.
With my sister Brunhilde's help I managed to keep the family together, and no one ever knew that I, a 10 year old girl was keeping house, raising children, making up for mothers short comings and I still managed to go to school and graduated from high school with my class.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983996996
  • Publisher: Heavenly Realm Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    A heartwarming story about a young mother with ADHD

    A very good book I enjoyed the little girl because she took full adult responsibility taking care of her siblings and her mother.
    The family had been kept together by a little girls promise to her dying father.The book kept me fascinated from cover to cover.
    I enjoyed it so much and i believe a book club would enjoy it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    A Childhood Cut Short is a great novel about a family dealing with adult ADHD

    This book is a very interesting read. I read it all at once with only one short dinner break. I realize the story is fiction, but I for once can relate to it because I have a sister that went through something similar as the mother in this story.Well done I highly recommend the book

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