My Dad Got Hurt What Can I Do? - Helping Military Children Cope With a Brain-Injured Parent

My Dad Got Hurt What Can I Do? - Helping Military Children Cope With a Brain-Injured Parent

by National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation

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My Dad Got Hurt What Can I Do? - Helping Military Children Cope With a Brain-Injured Parent 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I agreed to this review because I come from a military household. My husband was in the Army and was medically discharged after having a brain tumor and brain surgery. I think this is a fast and somewhat good read for young children with an injured parent. Children don't understand injuries like adults do, so the children reflected in this book tug at your heart. This book tells a good story, I just wished it would go over the 7c's a bit more. Yes, this book is written in a way that children can understand, but then I think the 7c's is a big part of this book and should be elaborated on a bit. Overall, I think this book will be a good help to the children of injured parents. It's quick and easy to understand
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Emotional and informative read It's written for children to help understand what happens when a parent comes back from deployment, after being injured. The dad in the story suffers from a Brain Injury, and through the story and pictures, it shows the before and after of the family. Dad can't do things he used to do, and he is different from before. Though it's written with the dad being the injured war hero, it could just as easily be "mom" or any guardian for children. Dr. Fisher sets a stage for the family to come to an understanding of their new family dynamic. It's a great story and I think that anyone and everyone should read this book, as in someway, our returning military heroes effect the entire country, and that it's not just about the military, but their family as well.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Andrae Douglas for Readers' Favorite In an effort to help children of persons employed in the military cope with a brain injured parent, the National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation, along with Brunella Costagliola, has compiled a book entitled My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I do? The National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation understands only too well the psychological damages that military personnel are susceptible to, the lasting effects they have on the individual, the changes in mood, personality and behaviour which the individual may experience, and how this situation impacts his/her family and wider society by extension. Focus is placed on the Smith family, which consists of Mr and Mrs Smith and their two children, Jackson and Isabella. Mr Smith suffered a brain injury while deployed and now the children must learn to live with their “new dad.” Fortunately for them, Doctor Johnson understands exactly what is happening to their dad and is more than happy to educate the family accordingly. Brunella Costagliola not only asks the question, "My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I do?" She answered it well. In fact it was answered so perfectly and so simply that nine-year-old Jackson Smith and his younger sister, Isabella, who is only seven years old, could grasp the lesson taught by Doctor Johnson, and may apply same in order to effectively cope with their brain injured dad. The message was delivered expertly to resonate with the target audience. I work in the field of mental health; never have I seen this explained simpler.
jl07240 More than 1 year ago
This story is well written and the illustrations are amazing! The concepts presented in this book is applicable to many families facing various challenges although the book discusses brain injuries sustained while soldiers are in the service. The physical quality of these books are also great- so many children's books are flimsy and easily destructible. I am proud my purchase can support the families of our Wounded Warriors! Can't wait to read more books from NAN Foundation.