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Parenting Children With Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids With Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions, and Special Healthcare Needs [Paperback]

By Foster W. Cline (Author) & Lisa C. Greene (Author)
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Does your child have a health condition which requires special medical or dietary care? Whatever the health issue, you will learn the essential parenting skills you need to help your child comply with medical requirements, cope well with health challenges, and live a hope-filled life. Get practical and compassionate answers to your toughest questions as you discover effective ways to communicate about medical issues with children of all ages. This book will teach you how to: . Encourage your child to love life despite health challenges. . Handle refusal to take medication and do medical treatments. . Skillfully respond to your child's special emotional needs. . Avoid power struggles and other common parenting traps. . Promote responsibility without nagging or lecturing. . Navigate sibling, family and couple relationship issues. . Enable your child to make good self-care decisions.

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Parenting Children With Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids With Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions, and Special Healthcare Needs by Foster W. Cline & Lisa C. Greene has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 06/01/2007 page 140


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Pages   343
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2007
Publisher   Love & Logic Press
ISBN  1930429894  
ISBN13  9781930429895  


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Foster W. Cline currently resides in the state of Colorado.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Special Needs Children
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Pediatrics > General
5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
6Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > Babies & Toddlers > Child Development
7Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > Child Care
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A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!  Mar 20, 2008
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 Just For Mom Foundation(tm) and 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 has been honored by this distinguished award.
 
A wise guide for raising empowered children under difficult circumstances  Nov 19, 2007
This book is a profound yet practical guide to raising resilient children who have significant health issues. The publication of this book can best be described as a gift to families who are faced with far more complex challenges than are found in those with more typical children. These challenges include how to help children feel a sense of control, acceptance and hope while living with serious disorders. It provides a wise guide for helping raise children who are able to embrace life while taking good care of their health conditions. The book reflects a synthesis of the best in parenting skills along with a rich understanding of child psychology, family dynamics and a range of chronic disorders. This wealth of information is distilled for the reader in a format that is easy to follow; readers are provided with numerous examples of how to implement these insights. It is a unique and thorough guide to critical aspects of child-rearing that are just not found anywhere else. I regard this book as simply indispensable for families and professionals alike. It is a gem.

Laura E. Marshak
Author (with Fran Prezant) of : Married with Special-Needs Children [A couple's guide to keeping connected], Woodbine House 2007
 
An invaluable, experience-laden guide accessible to parents and caretakers of all backgrounds, highly recommended.  Oct 6, 2007
Child psychiatrist Foster W. Cline and mother of two children with cystic fibrosis Lisa Greene present Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions & Special Healthcare Needs, a guide to learning and applying the parenting skills needed for raising children who require special medical or dietary care. Chapters discuss how to handle a child's refusal to take medication or undergo medical treatments, promote personal responsibility, deal with sibling, family, and couple relationship issues, and much more. "Because chronically ill children can so easily drift into feeling 'unfair-ed upon' by life, some become entitled and demanding, developing and exploiting placating parents who, as their child becomes more demanding, have increasing difficulty separating 'wants' from 'needs.' Entitled people, children or adults, have a tendency to control others through what they define as their 'needs.'" An invaluable, experience-laden guide accessible to parents and caretakers of all backgrounds, highly recommended.
 
Foster Cline  Sep 18, 2007
In a review of another Love and Logic publication on this site, one reviewer suggested people Google Foster Cline and Rage Reduction. That's good advice.
 
Essential Addition to Your Parenting Library--tender, brilliant writing  Aug 7, 2007
Authors Cline and Green offer a truthful testimony to the question "How would you spend your precious moments with your child with health problems?" They present a systematic approach, Love & Logic, to positive parenting, the goal of which is to enable a child to learn the health habits to care for him\herself. Moreover, the parenting in these family situations requires thoughtfulness and compassionae conversation about real issues as grief, death, medications, self-care as well as normal child rearing tasks.

Part One of the book focuses on the basic Love & Logic strategies that most parents face: self esteem, boundaries, problem solving, and how children learn. Part 2, Advanced Love & Logic applications discusses the realities of the medical challenges within the family and how to deal with them. Added bonuses at the back of the book are extra parenting tips, the authors' personal stories, and resources.

The book is thorough, well written and easy to read. You will appreciate the honest approach in dealing with the real world situations through loving strategies. I highly recommend it.

For additional resources for stressful family situations see Help Kids Cope with Stress & Trauma
 

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