Airgood, Ellen The Education Of Ivy Blake When eleven-year-old Ivy Blake leaves the nice farm family where she has been living in upstate New York and moves back in with her mother she is finally forced to face up to the fact that her alcoholic, dysfunctional parent will never be able to provide her with a stable home–and if she wants to achieve her dreams she is going to have to take charge of her own future.
Oflaherty, Johanna Daddy Goes To Meetings Kids who have lived with the chaos of addiction are often relieved, but just as often confused, when a parent enters recovery. This enlightening picture book explores the positive change in a family’s life after Daddy enters recovery with a surprisingly light touch for a tough subject. Fully illustrated, with predictive rhyming text for emergent readers, this book helps kids see just why a parent needs meetings, and addresses their curiosity about what goes on there.
Wishes And Worries : Coping With A Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion, and guilt. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a story about one family’s struggle. When Dad’s drinking ruins a birthday party, everyone wishes that he would just stop. If only wishing could fix the problem! This book is an excellent way to open a discussion between adult and child. It provides straightforward answers to common questions. Why does my parent drink? Will I drink too much, too? What can I do to help? Is it my fault? The book also includes important information for parents, teachers, and professionals. An excellent resource for children affected by adult problems.