COPING WITH THE SCARS LEFT BY KIDS
One of our members shared a book with me recently that I had missed when first published in 1980, called When Parents Cry by Joy P. Gage. (Accent Books, Denver, CO, $7.95). It is a fine book to use with parents of kids who have deeply wounded the family. We’re going to use it as a study book with parents who are still bleeding from the trauma of incorrigible kids’ behavior of one kind or another. It has a number of quoteable parts: “When our children were still very small we had a grandmotherly friend living nearby who was very fond of quoting the adage, ‘When children are little they walk on your feet. When they are big, they walk on your heart.'” (page 28) “I have another friend whose ability to cope is an example worth mentioning. When her son was three years old he was found to be epileptic. Through the years he became progressively…
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