Every day, many children watch as a parent goes off to a military assignment, often in dangerous situations. Most children will later welcome home their parents who served without incident. Others, however, will greet a parent who suffered a head injury, which changes all their lives.
While brain injury is a complex topic, it is an unfortunate fact that certain types of brain injuries, which are all too common in military personnel, affect a person's behaviors such as mood and temper. A previously kind and loving parent may become irritable, short-fused and be intolerant of frustration after a brain injury. To a child, this change can be scary and overwhelming. Children may not understand why Mom or Dad is so different and may blame themselves for their parent's moodiness.
With illustrations by Valerio Mazzoli, this book offers young readers practical coping tools to empower children to feel confident about themselves and become a more active participant in his or her injured parent's life.
|Publisher:||Lulu Publishing Services|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book covers an important topic and is told in a way that young children might understand. This book tells the story of Jackson and Sally's dad and how when he came back from serving a tour of duty that his brain was affected in an accident. It changed his personality and he wasn't the father that they remembered. Luckily a doctor steps in and explains to them what is going on in terminology that they can understand. She also gives them the 7 C's to remember that they are not at fault and what they can do to help their dad during this time. The book does seem very simplistic in language and would be best for those about 8 and younger