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Posted February 20, 2015
This book was so very very good. As I started reading this book I realized that I was able to relate to alot of what she was saying. There are moments when I find myself struggling. I like that she relates her own experiences and helps encourage you to seek help if needed.
She reminds parents that sometimes there is no fault but its just there and needs to be taken care of.
She gives you a chart of normal behaviors that kids in each age group should be learning/doing.
At the end of each chapter there is a case study that gives you a real life understanding.
Plus at the end there is so many resources that can be utilized if you feel that your children have any of these issues.
I can not explain how informative I found this book. It is definitely a must read. Especially if you have a history of depression and children.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted May 3, 2014
This book is the most valuable resource I have ever read, specifically addressing depression
in all stages of a child's growth and development. My 11 year old daughter has been living with
depression for over 5 years. This book addressed every question and every fear I had in helping
her deal with the disease and provided me with hope for the first time. During my daughter's
hospitalization I emailed the author out of desperation to find the right after care. She responded
and gave me great advice and tools to help me in my search. This is an amazing book written by
an amazing, compassionate and caring person.
Posted November 12, 2013
This book is an exceptional read!! Having been a depressed child, I can truly relate to the subjects and detailed information that Dr. Serani writes so brilliantly. Not only does Dr. Serani share her professional experiences but her personal one as well and for me, that is what makes this book amazing. Depression in children has been so unrecognized in the past and even so in today's world, but Dr. Serani shares the symptoms as well as diagnosis and finally the many forms of treatment available for your child. This book was so real to me, it was like I saw myself as a little child again. I also saw hope whereas when I was a child I felt helpless. Dr. Serani gives you, the parents, the hope and help you can give to your child. I would urge people to read this book as well as Dr. Serani's first book, " Living with Depression". Both are easy reads with so much great informative and REAL information. Dr. Serani has helped me understand so much more about this mental illness then I ever thought possible. I applaude Dr. Serani and her brilliantly written work!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 11, 2013
This is a wonderful book that discusses and outlines pediatric depression, self-harm, suicide, and the strategies a parent/adult can use to support and guide his/her adolescent child during this difficult time.
Posted October 10, 2013
This is an exceptional book. Written with the reader in mind, it is easy to understand and helped me relate to my daughter's depression. Dr. Serani is a great author and I look forward t her next book.. Her first two were home run's in my book !
Posted September 25, 2013
I bought this because my child struggles with depression. This is a must read book not just for parents who want to learn about depression in children, but would for teachers too. The author covers the usual things, like symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - but goes further to cover holistic treatments too. The tough subjects of self harm and suicide get a chapter each, which is really helpful. What really makes this meaningful read is that the author shares her own experiences with depression personally and professionally. I felt like I got a true take on depression. Not a sanitized or clinical view of this illness. I'll be getting Serani's first book too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.