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Chronic Kids, Constant Hope: Help and Encouragement for Parents of Children with Chronic Conditions [Paperback]

By Elizabeth M. Hoekstra (Author) & Mary Bradford (Author)
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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN  1581341849  
EAN  9781581341843  


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If one of your precious children is a "chronic kid," you are not alone. An estimated one-third of U.S. families have children with conditions ranging from asthma to diabetes--conditions that may not be imminently life-threatening, but are nevertheless life-altering for the entire family. With the heart and understanding of moms who are living it themselves, Elizabeth Hoekstra and Mary Bradford address specific issues such as dealing with emotions, responding to insensitive remarks, praying effectively, and navigating the insurance and medical care mazes. Through their honesty and the experiences of other parents, you will discover God's grace and hope as you live out His plan for you and your family.

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"As the grandmother of a child born with spina bifida, I especially appreciated the authors' honest and, at times, heartbreaking stories about God's calling for their lives. That they have discovered joy, found patience, and received grace at unexpected moments while parenting their chronic kids provides valuable support for our own journeys." Debra Evans, family wellness expert and author

"Finally, a rare combination of practical information interwoven with the agonizing spiritual questions we're afraid to ask aloud The authors have reached into their own souls and come out with a unique perspective that transforms what could be constant suffering into continual joy." Dandi Mackall, author, speaker, and mother of a "chronic kid"

With the heart and understanding of moms who are living it themselves, Elizabeth Hoekstra and Mary Bradford offer encouragement and help for fellow parents of "chronic kids." If you were blessed with such a child, you are not alone. An estimated one-third of U.S. families have children with conditions ranging from asthma to cystic fibrosis--conditions that may not be imminently life-threatening, but are nevertheless life-altering for the entire family. Hoekstra and Bradford address specific issues such as dealing with emotions, what to do when friends say insensitive things, praying effectively, finding good medical care, and navigating the insurance maze. Through their honesty, the experiences of other parents, and your own chronic kid, you will discover how to recognize and absorb God's grace and hope as you live out His plan for your lives.

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ELIZABETH HOEKSTRA lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who frequently travels, and their two children. She has published articles on this topic in New Man and ParentLife, and has authored other articles for various family magazines.

Elizabeth Hoekstra currently resides in the state of New Hampshire. Elizabeth Hoekstra was born in 1962.

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Helpful, not fundamentalist  Dec 17, 2007
This book offers real hope with real substance for those in a difficult situation. If we didn't live in such a hyper-sensitive anti-Christian culture, one wouldn't have even imagined the previous reviewer could have called ideas in the book 'fundamentalist.' I feel for the people at that hospital who are being denied some real help due to a librarian's bias and discrimination. Read the book yourself, rather than letting someone else decide for you.
 
Be careful  Dec 1, 2006
We purchased this book for our hospital patient health resource center, and decided after reviewing it that it wasn't suitable. While I have no objection to presenting points of view of many different faiths, this book takes a strong fundamentalist view towards parenting. Much of the narrative and Biblical quotations are needlessly shaming to parents who are already struggling with the strain of a chronically ill child. The casual browser who reads the jacket blurb on this book will see only that the authors incorporate prayer in their coping suggestions, a perfectly acceptable option. This book is not appropriate for an unsuspecting parent seeking solace and support.
 
Hope is a Four Letter Word  Mar 18, 2001
No one is prepared when the doctor looks at you after examining your child and his/her demeanor gives away the news: your child is seriously ill. Everything changes. What was a normal day becomes a vacuum that keeps you and your family prisoner while the rest of the world continues to move, breathe and enjoy life.

You feel you're suffocating as well meaning people throw words like "I know how you feel" at you when they can't possibly know how you feel. You vacillate between wanting to scream or disappear, finding that it's a dream and your family is intact. But it isn't a dream, and it won't go away. And though you shout "THIS ISN'T FAIR," and it isn't, nothing changes.

As two mothers who are also nurses, the authors readily admit their medical backgrounds are not necessarily an asset when your child is the subject of chronic illness. They take you through the experiences shared by any parent who finds that in a few seconds, their future and that of their child has been forever altered by the ravages of the disease.

There are implications for the family, and especially those for the caregivers and the siblings. Hoekstra and Bradford draw upon their strong Christian faith to answer in part the questions "Why?" and "Why me?" Their practical advice coupled with their spiritual insights make this a MUST READ for the parents of chronically ill children.

As a grandparent of a child born with severe heart problems, the book was a wonderful find. It's been given away nearly a dozen times -- to parents of a child with a fast growing tumor; to parents sitting in the neonatal unit of a children's hospital; to a pastor who often finds himself counseling heartbroken parents who need answers.

The final result will depend on the outcome of each story, but for this reader, the encouragement given by these mothers provided a way to endure the days of shock, frustration and discouragement. The sun is bring again, not because the circumstances have changed, but because the perspective has sharpened, thanks to Bradford and Hoekstra.

 

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