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Stormi's Review: My Dad Got Hurt, What Can I Do? by Dr. Jerid Fisher & Brunella Castigliola


APC PUBLISHER: SELF-PUBLISHED RELEASED: August 9, 2017 GENRE: SELF-HELP LENGTH: 38 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK

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With Brunella I. Costagliola and 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.

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. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

I agreed to this review because I come from a military household. My husband was in the Army and was medically discharged after having a brain tumor and brain surgery. I think this is a fast and somewhat good read for young children with an injured parent. Children don't understand injuries like adults do, so the children reflected in this book tug at your heart. This book tells a good story, I just wished it would go over the 7c's a bit more. Yes, this book is written in a way that children can understand, but then I think the 7c's is a big part of this book and should be elaborated on a bit. Overall, I think this book will be a good help to the children of injured parents. It's quick and easy to understand.


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