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Sad Days, Glad Days: A Story about Depression Hardcover – April, 1995
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The mother's depression was protrayed very realistically, I thought. Some days she's very down and can't even get out of her bathrobe. Other days, she can get dressed, but she's not happy. Some days, she is happy. There are no quick fixes here. However, there is a sense of hope, that when the family pulls together, the necessary work will get done and love will be shared in abundance. This book should be available for all parents who have been diagnosed with depression and who have young children.
Through a simple plot, Amanda shares her feelings about her mother's 'sad days' and 'glad days'. When Amanda first asks for a kitten she is told no, because her mother's sad days might make it difficult to care for the kitten. At the end, Amanda, knowing that most days are in between days, agrees to care for the kitten on her mother's sad days; and her mother can help her on her glad days.'
The book is very uplifting and satisfying with an honest portrayal of living with depression.
Children often feel confused and upset when a parent is depressed. They may blame themselves or the depressed parent. I liked the fact that this book is encouraging without sugar-coating a very difficult situation. I often use this book as a springboard for further discussion.
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Had only I had this as a young parent!! Written beautifully, lovingly from the heart. Clearly the voice of experience. The illustrations are superb. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Ginnylou
i do NOT recommend wasting your money or time on this.
i literally threw it in the garbage after i read it.
such a waste of my money and time!