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Easy for You to Say

Q and As for Teens Living With Chronic Illness or Disability

by (author) Miriam Kaufman

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2012
Category
General, General, Teenagers
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770850996
    Publish Date
    Jul 2012
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

Practical information for teens and their families.

Praise for the previous edition:
This very unusual book...is loaded with the kind of information disabled teens often need but may be too embarrassed to ask for.
--Booklist

The teen years are some of the most demanding. Even the most well-adjusted youth struggles with the intense daily challenges of friends, family, school and wider society. But these problems pale in comparison to those faced by teenagers with a handicap or chronic illness such as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis. "Get over it" or "it's just a phase" is idle advice and little more than offensive. "Easy for you to say," is the teenager's often-heard -- and reasonable -- response.

Easy for You to Say profiles the lives of uniquely challenged teens as they work hard to make sense of the world and their places in it. The questions they pose are frank and courageous, many include street language that teens can identify with and readily understand. The issues front and center in their lives are addressed, such as family, doctors and medical issues, friends and dating, school and work, alcohol and street drugs, medications and sexuality. Useful charts give reliable information on medication interactions and side effects.

Kaufman is straightforward and honest, and provides solid information.

Easy for You to Say to Say addresses issues that often are not easy or pretty. It offers solid practical advice, straight talk and honest answers to questions that many would be too embarrassed to ask.

 

About the author

Miriam Kaufman, MD

Miriam Kaufman's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Easy for You to Say makes it clear that life is for living. Highly recommended.

Canadian Materials

An important resource for teens.

Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's a

[Review for earlier edition] This is loaded with the kind of information disabled teens often need but may be too embarrassed to ask for.

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