By Kate Williams

Drawing from own adventure, Kate Williams presents help for folks looking aid for his or her youngster . Williams is helping mom and dad realize the indicators of a kid in main issue, how to define instant and powerful support, and the way to house ongoing adolescent concerns

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I was interested in reading the book for many reasons. Chief among these is that I encourage and suggest reading to my clients as an adjunct to therapy and am always looking for quality books to recommend. Although there is no dearth of personal growth literature available, much of it is unremarkable. Kate Williams' book is an enormous exception to this. As Ms. Williams states, "Books about depression and suicide . . tend to be clinical and descriptive. They tend to talk about 'clients'. . "' Her own needs as a parent were for support, for information offered at a level sensitive to her feelings, and for Page x information about the experience of other parents in a similar situation.

To make a long story short, I had sobered up, gone to therapy, and now felt optimistic about life. I had a sense of resolution about my family of origin. I thought I was done with serious issues for a while. I thought I was due for a breather. I got about three weeks. I couldn't afford to keep up our big old house myself. Rachel and I agreed to sell the house rather than take in roommates, but when it was time to Page 11 put the house on the market, her feelings of loss came up strongly. " I felt like a failure being this old and this poor.

I will confidently recommend this book to families that I work with and suggest it as well to those of us who walk with them as professionals and friends. DENISE M. ED. LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST FAMILY THERAPY INSTITUTE, INC. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA Page 1 INTRODUCTION My daughter Rachel suddenlyit seemeddidn't want to live. At the time she was thirteen and in the eighth grade. We started going to a therapist immediately, both together and separately. This went on for two years.

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