How to Cope When Your Child Can't: Comfort, Help and Hope for Parents (Paperback)

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Parenting and caring for a child who is struggling to cope can be painful and stressful, and can make it very hard to enjoy life yourself. Feelings of blame, guilt, sorrow, despair, fear and frustration may be swirling around alongside a desperate desire to cure their pain.

Although parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties is a common problem, we can feel desperately alone when it is happening to us. When someone we love is struggling - for whatever reason - we may become unhappy too. For countless parents and children there are problems with no easy solutions. However, that's where this book comes in. It aims to help understand for ourselves what we can and cannot do; to help us to accept any distress, worry, anxiety, sadness or loss of control in our situations; to see that we can tolerate these things; and to know that there are ways to move forward.

This book is packed with stories from real parents, combined with information from psychological research. It will show you how you can manage to obtain comfort from knowing you are not alone, get help from resources and techniques that really work, and find hope that things can and do change for the better.

About the Author

Roz Shafran (Author)
Roz Shafran is Professor of Translational Psychology at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is a clinical psychologist and has extensive clinical and research expertise in cognitive behavioural theory and treatment of psychological disorders across the age range. She has co-authored three self-help books and one edited book including Overcoming Perfectionism, The CBT Handbook and The Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety; she has written over 250 peer-reviewed publications. She has three children.

Ursula Saunders (Author)
Ursula Saunders is a fundraiser in the charity sector. Previously she worked for Radio 4 as a researcher and producer. She has two children.

Alice Welham (Author)
Alice Welham is a clinical psychologist and a lecturer at the University of Leicester. She has a broad range of interests in psychology and its clinical applications and has published research in a number of areas. She has two children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472139016
ISBN-10: 1472139011
Publisher: Robinson
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English