Coping When a Parent Has Multiple Sclerosis.
Coping When a Parent Has Multiple Sclerosis multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths that surround the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord (a process called demyelination), resulting in damaged areas by Barbara Cristall. New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : Rosen Publishing, 1992. 145 pages, $13.50. Not available in bookstores. To order, call 1-800-237-9932.
Barbara Cristall not only deals with the trials of MS in the family, she also provides great advice to children who sometimes feel lost or confused. The book addresses anger, guilt, helplessness helplessness,
n a perception held by a person because of which he or she feels powerless or unable to act independently. Typically associated with persons diagnosed with chronic disease. , and frustration and the fears that affect everyone in a family with MS. It includes invaluable firsthand first·hand
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first accounts from children about how their lives have been changed by a parent's MS. These children give advice, support, and understanding to their peers.
Ms. Cristall writes directly to teenagers, and takes on contemporary problems such as school troubles, sexual and drug abuse, divorce, and friendships. She emphasizes the need to "take care of yourself," which is a difficult concept for teens to understand when a parent is ill.
Coping empowers children, who often feel out of control, by providing explicit information on the changes MS causes -- in vision, bladder control, sexual practices, and more. These are the realities of MS, and it is wonderful to have them discussed openly, with suggestions for children on each topic. Ms. Cristall does not underestimate her readers' intelligence.
One of the strongest aspects of Coping is the list of resources it provides. This includes hot-line numbers and step-bystep instructions on how to use these numbers.
Coping When a Parent Has Multiple Sclerosis is a must-read for all children with a parent who has MS. It will also help their parents. Barbara Cristall has done a fantastic job with this comprehensive and extremely informative book.
Reviewed by Lauren S Lauren as a surname may refer to:
States have required state residency for a variety of rights, including the right to vote, the right to run for public office, the in family medicine at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Her late father had MS, and she volunteers at the Greater Delaware Valley The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. The region is named for the Delaware River which flows through it. Chapter as a peer counselor for people with MS in the family.