Professional Social Work
I found myself moved at the poignancy of this well-written book. The book addresses material that is painful to think about, such as telling a child they will die. Though difficult, the advice is realistic and emphathic... While you may hope never to need to read such a book, there may be times, whether to help a friend or relative or for professional reasons, where it could prove invaluable. I can certainly highly recommend this work.
The Practising Midwife
What is especially good about this book is that it is not just about how you might be feeling or what the child might be thinking. It offers practical advice on issues such as coping with treatments, communicating with the medical staff involved and ensuring that day-to-day family life is not ignored. Ultimately Extreme Parenting is not only for those families who are going through these experiences; it is also a useful guide for professionals and medical staff to help them gain an insight into the day-to-day reality of caring for a child with a chronic illness.
Current Awareness Service
A guide and source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses.
Maria Housden, author of Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
Sharon Dempsey's well-written, thoughtful and practical guide to caring for a child with a chronic illness is all the more valuable to parents and families, because she speaks from her own experience.