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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

It is hard enough for an adult to be in a hospital bed--but at least they have some idea of why they are in there and what those nurses and doctors are doing! They are also mostly aware of what happened to put them in there. When a child is in a hospital bed all sorts of things go through their heads--like did I do something wrong--and when will I be able to get out of here and get back to normal. It is up to the parent to attept to explain-which may not be all that easy. The illustrations may help your child.

After the illustrations is a section for parents on how to deal with the sick child. All of it seems to be very good advice and is well worth the read!!

Research has shown that building resilience in the face of adversity or challenges helps children and young people develop effective coping strategies and improve long-term outcomes across a spectrum of illnesses. You Are So Much More reminds children who have gone through or are going through an illness or injury, that they are indeed so much more. Trauma survivor and medical student Serena Tejpar shares a story of inspiration, reflection, and encouragement that can be read over and over again. 

"This book is so much more than a story, it is a message of strength and courage for children experiencing illness and hospitalization, for their parents and caregivers. The author refers to the reader in the first person and the narrative stimulates the internal resources of the child. Under the guidance of a caring adult, the book becomes a useful addition to children's recovery process." -- Isabella Cassina, MA, PhD Candidate, registered Therapeutic Play Specialist and international speaker, author of The Magic Home: A Displaced Boy Finds a Way to Feel Better 

"I am thoroughly impressed with the children's book, You Are So Much More. It is geared toward children experiencing long term hospital stays and reminds them that their illness or injury does not define them. While many outsiders often try to distract a compromised child with upbeat messages and avoid talking about the elephant in the room, Serena Tejpar acknowledges the child's situation, even all of the bad parts, and then puts into perspective that there is more to the child than their medical condition. She is both realistic and supportive. Tejpar creates a self dialogue with positive messages the child can use, reminding them of their strength, resilience, and bravery. I am pleased to read a book written by such a medical student. Her empathy will carry her far as she exercises her skills in the life work of healing others." -- Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist, author of Please Explain Vaccines to Me 

"As a Play Therapist I am constantly working with children with chronic issues. I loved how You are So Much More focuses on the child and not the illness. I found it to be sweet, encouraging, uplifting and compassionate way of encouraging children with chronic illnesses to cherish themselves and cope with their emotions as they heal. At a time where many families are facing illness and hospitalizations it is a timely message that I am excited to share with the families I work with." -- Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, author of Sam Feels Better Now! 

"This book is an amazing resource for children and families who are struggling with medical trauma. Within the pages, the reader will find messages of healing and hope which is truly important when we sometimes forget that sun can follow dark days." --Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RCT, Trauma, Loss and Attachment Clinical Specialist, author of We're not all the same, But We're Family

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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Enjoy these excerpts!

About the Author 
Serena Tejpar (she/her) is a medical student at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Global Health and a Certificate in Narrative-Based Medicine.

Serena carries a passion for the intersection of health humanities and clinical practice. She was commended for her “commitment to improving the Canadian healthcare system and addressing inequities in healthcare systems worldwide” following her experience as a trauma patient after a near-fatal motor vehicle collision in 2015. 

She has received numerous awards and honours in recognition of her leadership, community service, and resilience including being named YMCA Ontario’s Young Woman of Excellence, Top 50 Emerging Canadian Leader, and a Young Director with G(irls)20.

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Darlene said...

The most comforting was having my mom right next to me.

David Hollingsworth said...

For me, it was being able to watching movies to calm me down.

clc408 said...

Having my family nearby is comforting to me.

Debbi Wellenstein said...

My parents care was comforting to me when I was sick.

Barbara Montag said...

Definitely homemade chicken noodle soup!

Jeanna Massman said...

My mother’s comfort was what I remember most. She would surround me with her love.

PAIGE said...

Love from mom and a warm hug always helps

Christy R. said...

The most comforting thing was getting to stay home from school with my mother and drinking Sprite and getting to watch The Price Is Right.

pippirose said...

I loved being able to stay home from school, and watch soaps with my Mom. She would make me peppermint tea, and we'd talk and laugh.

Anonymous said...

I loved being able to stay home from school with my mom when ill. I later experienced her caregiving as an adult when sickness hit. She has always been a wonderful caretaker.

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