- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 4th ed. edition (May 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1453820930
- ISBN-13: 978-1453820933
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Finally help to understand the kid who has to struggle and provides insights so adults can make a difference." -- Greg Olson, President, Critters & Company<br /><br />"This book has given me new understanding about kids who misbehave." -- Joyce Russell, February 2000<br /><br />Please thank Liz for us. She helped us help Donald. --Laura Chapman, parent of child with FASD
The Best I Can be by Liz Kulp and Jodee Kulp is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for Best Young Contributing Author. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award. --Mom's Choice Awards --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Author
"Mom, I want to write a book anout what it's like to have FAS/E (fetal alcohol syndrome/effects) I think people need to know ... and so began Liz's and my journey in writing The Best I Can Be - Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects. Liz was right, it was a story that needed to be told. Fetal Alcohol Exposure is a leading cause of mental retardation in the western world. It is estimated that one out of 10,000* children born each year in the United States as FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) and one out of 100** hve FAE (fetal alcohol effects). Research and experience has proven one label is not better or worse than the other. Over 40,000 newborn US children each year will have to learn to cope with this disability. It is time we came out of denial - alcohol consumption during pregnancy is not safe. Let Liz and I take you on our journey - it is a journey of hope, of dedication and of perseverance.
Thank you Liz for your courage to share your story.
**Teratology 1997, Nov. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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As an educator and a nurse, I have encountered so many children with the same issues as Liz--and they are blamed, punished and bullied instead of loved, understood and helped. Children can't help what happens to their brains in utero--why on earth do we so misunderstand them.
So much of this book is also helpful for those who care for or work with children with the same issues, whether or not they are labeled fetal alcohol related or not. Medications, drugs, and unknown causes can similarly damage the forming brain.
I hope all teachers, especially those who work with the youngest children will read this book and others on this topic.