As I read this book, it sounded like a compilation of my last 30 years of caring for children with special healthcare needs. It literally felt as though the authors had been sitting in the corner of my exam rooms for all 180,000 office visits [my wife's calculation]. The fact that both Dr. Cline and Lisa Greene have children with chronic, life-shortening illnesses comes through loud and clear in their authenticity, compassion, and honesty. You will enjoy their superb use of cases, scenarios, and examples. Every parent of a child with special healthcare needs will see themselves and their children many times over in their reading of this book. I highly recommend this book to both colleagues and patients. -- Tracy L. Trotter, MD, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
Children are encouraged to learn self-control, have a positive self-image and learn to deal with life's frustrations with a positive attitude. This highly-readable book is really a how-to book for parents looking to support the emotional development of their ill children. -- Stanford Health Library, November 2007
I literally felt as though you had been sitting in my exam rooms for all 180,000 office visits. Every parent of a child with special healthcare needs will see themselves and their children many times in their reading of this book. I highly recommend this to colleagues and patients. -- Tracy L. Trotter, MD, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics, April, 2007
If you're having behavior struggles with an ill child or want to start your kids on the path of good health management, it's an approach worth studying. -- About.com's Guide to Parenting Special Needs; Terri Mauro
If you're having behavior struggles with an ill child, or want to start your kids on the path of good health management, it's an approach worth studying. -- Terri Mauro, Your Guide to Parenting Special Needs; About, Inc., A part of the New York Times Company
The authors show readers how to help kids identify themselves as having a disease (rather than being one) and grow into increasingly responsible, life-loving individuals with age-appropriate nurturing, intervention, coaching, and rewards/consequences. -- Library Journal Review, June 2007
Winner 2008 Indie Excellence Award (Parenting and Family)
Winner 2008 Gold Mom's Choice Award (Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety)
Finalist 2007 ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year (Parenting)
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From the Author
Author of fourteen books and numerous other publications, well-known child psychiatrist Foster Cline, MD
says: "Coping with adversity lays the foundation for almost all true greatness. With a few simple tools, parents can encourage their special needs children to become the heroes they are destined to be." See "All Editorial Reviews" to read Dr. Cline's revealing comments.
Co-author Lisa Greene is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis: "Having two children with a chronic, life-shortening illness has given me a perspective on life that I wouldn't have otherwise appreciated: Each day we share with our kids is a gift and every moment matters. But the difficulties that arise in living day-to-day with massive amounts of medications, medical treatments, and chronic stress can take its toll.
Kids who suffer can become understandably difficult to live with and resistant to medical requirements. This, of course, raises stress levels even more. But what can we do? We parents need answers and practical tools that work when we are down in the trenches.
Instead of theories, Love and Logic gives us realistic, easy-to-implement tools. They tell us what to say and how to say it. I have seen hundreds of families' lives change when they implement this material. Our family is one of them. I am passionate about this program because it works. Thank you, Love and Logic, for giving us the tools to be great parents when every moment matters."