I am a psychotherapist in South Jersey. Two years ago one of my clients in recovery struggled with how to explain alcoholism to his young daughter. He was concerned that she would hear from neighbors and family members that Daddy was a "drunk". After an unsuccessful search for the perfect children's book to help him and his daughter he asked me to write one. "Daddy's Disease" is the result.
“Tommy doesn’t know why his father doesn’t show up for dinners, or soccer games or why he acts funny sometimes. Tommy thinks it’s because his father doesn’t want to be with him, that he hasn’t been the best boy he can be, that he should try harder. But, Mommy tells Tommy that Daddy has a disease called “alcoholism”. She helps Tommy, and his faithful dog Murphy, understand what this disease is and how it affects Daddy, and the whole family. She teaches Tommy that he is not responsible for Daddy’s behavior and that gives Tommy the peace he needs to foster a healthy childhood.”
In an easily understood, beautifully illustrated style, "Daddy's Disease" helps families to navigate the difficult waters of alcoholism.
It is my hope that you will consider making this information available for the many children and adults who have been struggling with this devastating disease.
Please feel free to contact me at 856-296-3775 with any questions. I thank you for your time and consideration and for all the good work you do.
Carolyn Hannan Bell - www.alcoholismhurtskids.com
Jennifer Hamilton Says...
I will pass this information along and take a look at your book. I work with some child therapist who are always on the look out for tools to use with children, so I will pass along the information to them as well. I appreciate you reaching out to me and I apologize for the delay. There was a delay when I updated my license with the recredentialing process here on the site. Do you have this on Amazon and is it available in electronic format? If not, that could be a wonderful idea as well. So many children use the iPad and Kindle Fire these days and with automatic download, there is no wait for delivery.
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