When a Parent is Very Sick

by Eda LeShan

Ages 8-18.

Discusses typical feelings and incidents encountered by children when a parent is seriously ill or hurt, as well as ways to deal with such situations. The author gives children permission to feel, and encourages them to talk about their worries and confusion. The conversational style of the adults in the book—matter-of-fact and empathetic—offers a helpful model for parents.

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