Wishes and Worries

Wishes and Worries

Coping with a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol

By Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Lars Rudebjer (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9781770492387, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

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
Wishes and Worries 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. Wishes and Worries is an excellent resource for children affected by adult problems.