Hannah s Gift Lessons from a Life Fully Lived

Author: Maria Housden
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007389221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transformative lessons in life learnt through a remarkable three-year-old girl's battle with cancer. From Hannah's story emerge five profound lessons – of truth, joy, faith, compassion and wonder – that have the power to change our lives.

Unraveled

Author: Maria Housden
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307238320
Format: PDF
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As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden’s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden’s riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as a wife and stay-at-home mom and strike out on her own in search of a more fulfilling life. Leaving her three surviving children in the primary custody of her husband, Housden faced down the disbelief of friends and family and began a journey that would ultimately lead her not only to the truth about herself, but also to a deeper and more loving connection with her children. Housden writes about the emotional reckoning that led to her decision and the ways in which she has become the best mother she can be while no longer living with her children full-time. With fierce honesty and the same gift for poignantly beautiful writing that she demonstrated in the bestselling Hannah’s Gift, Housden makes a valuable contribution to our collective conversation about mothering, marriage, and the assumptions we make about the way life is supposed to be. Unraveled is the remarkable story of one woman’s choice not to live every girl’s dream . . . and instead to find her own. From the Hardcover edition.

Trauma in the Lives of Children

Author: Kendall Johnson
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897932323
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is an invaluable source for educating professionals and families about helping children regain security in times of trauma. Using a solutions-based interdisciplinary approach, this illustrated book explains how children react to specific types of trauma and how to work with a traumatized child. The nationwide movement toward School Crisis Response Teams, the DSM-IV's new category for post-traumatic stress, and the use of EMDR for treatment are covered.

Armfuls of Time

Author: Barbara M. Sourkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113478662X
Format: PDF, Docs
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'I just wish I had armfuls of time.' These are the poignant words of a four year old facing a life-threatening illness. Armfuls of Time eloquently portrays the psychological experience of such children, who are irreversibly changed from the moment of diagnosis. Barbara M. Sourkes, Ph.D. describes how she works with these children, using drawings, soft toys and dolls, stories and real medical objects, to allow them to communicate their feelings about the treatment they undergo, their relationship with their families, their experience of the illness and living with the threat of loss. Making extensive use of the words of children, offering astute interpretations and sound practical advice, this is a book that will be welcomed by all those concerned with the care of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Hannah s Hope

Author: Jennifer Saake
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 161521478X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hannah’s Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process.

Hannah s Christmas Gift

Author: Bruce Sullivan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1626756767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Where has the year gone? I can't believe it's November already? It will be Christmas before we know it!" Sound familiar? We say it every year as it if was a surprise. Well actually we were there in October and all the months prior too! There is no doubt we are busy. Everyone is busy. Busy is seductive. Busy is expected. It provides identity. It also helps us avoid a thought out response and allows us to genuinely not think about what we are busy doing. Busy can be great. The question of course is, are we busy and conscious doing what matters most? Bruce Sullivan's simple message in this book will challenge you to purposefully think about what you are doing with this one life. Hannah's story is beautifully combined with very simple, practical advice and will allow you to quickly and easily take back control of your life and get busy doing what matters most.

Extreme Parenting

Author: Sharon Dempsey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427725
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'[A] valuable addition to the literature on chronic paediatric illness... The book provides an in depth understanding of the path through chronic illness, illustrating the obvious effects on the child, but also the parents, siblings and the family as a whole across the spectrum from the psychological and social to the physical... There is much to be learnt from this book and it deserves careful reading.' - from the Foreword by Hilton Davis, Emeritus Professor of Child Health Psychology, King's College London Parents of children with chronic illnesses experience 'extreme parenting'. Parenting under extreme circumstances, like an extreme sport, challenges us to find our true strengths, to push ourselves physically and emotionally. This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child, and that parents are better able to live a full, enjoyable life if they have an awareness of strategies and knowledge to cope with the difficulties of dealing with their child with a chronic illness. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points, and will empower parents to be good advocates for their children. It will also provide health professionals with invaluable insights into the demands of living with chronic illness.

Hannah s Choice

Author: Hannah Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007342365
Format: PDF
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'If I could have any wish it wouldn't be a year in Disneyland or a part in High School Musical. What I'd like is to live just one day without having to stop and rest when my heart gets tired: I'd just waste my energy, doing stuff with friends. But I can't and feeling unhappy about it is a waste of time. Being happy gives me far more energy - so much so that sometimes I want to do a cartwheel even though I can't actually manage it. So that's how I try to feel each day: my decision wasn't about dying. It's about living.' Hannah Jones was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was just four years old. As young as she was, she overcame the disease but only to face yet another trauma: the drugs given to treat her cancer caused a rare side effect damaging her heart. Continually in and out of hospital, doctors thought Hannah's body might accommodate the heart defect as she grew stronger. But when Hannah was twelve years old she went into sudden heart failure and, as her life hung in the balance, medics said she needed a transplant to save it. Hannah's parents knew just one thing: Hannah deserved to decide her own destiny. Doctors told Hannah that while a successful heart transplant could prolong her life, the operation was also very risky and the anti-rejection drugs could also cause the leukaemia to return. Wise beyond her years after learning to cope with so much ill health, Hannah made her choice: she did not want the transplant. She'd had enough of hospitals and wanted to be at home with her family. Now Kirsty and Hannah tell their unique story and, with wit and honesty, their interweaving voices movingly describe their experiences over the past decade and how contemplating death has taught them so much about living. But perhaps most importantly, both mother and child explain how their mutual strength and courage have inspired them to live life in a different way. Hannah's Choice is an emotional, funny and spirited story about beating the odds and finding joy in each day.

Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings

Author: Ellen McVicker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780578159935
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings is a listen-to or read-along book for children. It is a resource that can be give as a gift and used to educate and support any child who is facing the cancer of a loved one. The story line, as told through the eyes of a child, lends itself to a simple and clear understanding of cancer. Most important, however, is the lesson that teaches children to realize the power they have to be an active and integral part of a loved one's cancer journey.