Wake up Call

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Judy Martin has counseled children and families for nearly thirty years. She holds masters degrees in both school counseling and marriage family therapy and has been honored in Pennsylvania and California for her outstanding academic performance and community service. Of all the experience she has garnered, she has been most profoundly influenced by the white water rapids course of life she rode with her teenaged daughter. Referring to her "wake up call" author Martin says, "Ultimately, all I could do was grieve ...
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Judy Martin has counseled children and families for nearly thirty years. She holds masters degrees in both school counseling and marriage family therapy and has been honored in Pennsylvania and California for her outstanding academic performance and community service. Of all the experience she has garnered, she has been most profoundly influenced by the white water rapids course of life she rode with her teenaged daughter. Referring to her "wake up call" author Martin says, "Ultimately, all I could do was grieve my powerlessness and unfulfilled dreams. But I have no regrets. Those very experiences made me who I am today. And along the way, I've been discovering what it means to respect my daughter. During her free time Judy hikes and kayaks San Francisco's trails and waterways. Watch for her next book, "They're So Different" a collection of essays written by mothers about their children's divergent natures.

Author Biography: The harsh ringing of the phone jolted me out of my soporific state. It was Mary Simms, head counselor at my teenage daughter's therapeutic boarding school. I froze, in anticipation of bad news. Terse and to the point, she told me, "Ellen is on the way to the emergency room. She drank laundry detergent last night and again this morning." As if in a time warp, I flashed back to the day three years ago when twelve-year old Ellen, pale and close to tears told me, "Mom, I just took thirty two Tylenol. I'm scared." Encountering once obstacle after another, Jenny Mason struggles to block her daughter's myriad self-destructive behaviors. But nothing she does has any lasting impact. Frustrated and filled with grief, Jenny faces the true limits of her power. And in so doing, quite unexpectedly discovers, "The Eye Of The Hurricane."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738846217
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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