D.C. Spaar’s Book Nook reads “Please Explain Alzheimer’s to Me!”

Please Explain Alzheimer’s Disease to Me introduces the condition to children in a colorful, sensitive and gentle story, followed by a parent/caregiver section that supplies comprehensive information that adults can use to understand and plan for the course of the disease affecting their loved one. Dr. Zelinger, a board-certified psychologist for children, presents the situation to children in a warm, developmentally appropriate way using appealing characters of diversity, child friendly language and familiar scenes they can relate to, as well as scripts that parents can use when speaking to their child. This book is more than a helpful guide-it’s the only book you will need if you have a child who is asking, “What’s wrong with grandpa?”
Children will:

  • Enjoy the story and illustrations and will identify with the main characters
  • Get answers to their questions
  • Grasp the nature and reason for a grandparent’s changes
  • Learn basic biological information about brain function
  • Understand why a grandparent will require more care
  • Feel empowered and find ways they can be helpful

Parents and caregivers will:

  • Have word-for-word scripts available to answer their child’s questions
  • Learn about the progression of the disease
  • Understand their role and the nature of care that is required
  • Gain information for decision-making in areas of medical, emotional and daily care
  • Know they are not alone in this difficult journey

Please Explain Anxiety to Me!:

SKU 978-1-61599-216-4
$15.95
Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents, 2nd Ed.
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Synopsis: What's happening to me?

This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience. Please Explain Anxiety to Me, 2nd Editiongives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves. Children will:

  • learn that they can handle most issues if they are explained at their developmental level
  • understand the brain/body connection underlying anxiety
  • identify with the examples given
  • find comfort and reassurance in knowing that others have the same experience
  • be provided with strategies and ideas to help them change their anxiety responses
  • be able to enjoy childhood and to give up unnecessary worrying

Therapists and Educators Praise "Please Explain Anxiety To Me, Second Edition"
"On any given day, around thirty percent of my patients have anxiety related symptoms. The simplicity and completeness of the explanations and treatment of anxiety given in this book is remarkable. Defining the cause, treating the core symptoms, and most importantly bringing it to a child's level accompanied by wonderful illustrations, is an incredible feat. I will definitely use this book in my practice."
Zev Ash, M.D. F.A.A.P., Pediatrician

"Anxiety is, of course, a complicated neuro-physiological process but it has been reduced to understandable terms in this brilliantly illustrated book for children. I would go even further and say that there are adults who could benefit from the straightforward approach."
Rick Ritter, MSW, author of "Coping with Physical Loss and Disability"

"This excellent book is perfect for parents to read and discuss with their children. It's also perfect for school professionals to use in the school setting."
Herb R. Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Oceanside Public Schools, New York

"...A charming--and calming--explanation of anxiety that will help both children and their parents turn their internal worry switches to the OFF position."
Ellen Singer, New York Times-acclaimed bestselling author

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