When Pete's Dad Got Sick: A Story About Chronic Illness
Pete is both angry and sad when his father becomes sick and can no longer race and play with him, but his father explains that, while he will probably never have fast legs again, he can still teach Pete about running. Includes note to parents.
This is a wonderful story to meet the needs of children who are experience the stress of having a parent who is chronically ill. Parental helps for getting children through this difficult time are included in the back of the book
A story to help children understand and accept a chronically ill parent—for ages 4-8 A beautiful book telling the story of Pete, a boy whose dad used to run and swing him around, but now can hardly walk, much less play. Pete is hurt and angry and doesn't understand why this has happened. Pete's dad tells him that even though he can no longer run, he can still be Pete's father. The book includes two pages of suggestions for parents and others helping a child through loss of this kind, written by R. Scott Stehower, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Calvin College, and clinical psychologist. Part of the new Helping Kids Heal series from Zonderkidz.