How to Cope When Your Child Can’t


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

This book combines stories from parents, whose children have experienced difficulties and distress for a variety of reasons, with information from psychological research. It signposts resources and techniques that can help parents to cope with their own feelings and struggles. Some of the strategies outlined include problem solving, emotional regulation, coping with stress, acceptance and there are also tips and activities that helped other parents cope.

Please note: This book contains stories about eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, bullying, distressed behaviours and addiction. This book draws on the experiences of people parenting children with a range of different needs. Given this, some of the examples may not be suitable for parents of PDA children or adaptations may be needed.


Authors: Roz Shafran, Ursula Saunders, Alice Welham

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group