Dear Parent Carer
In this book Ali shares her own experience and compassion through practical advice for anyone responsible for young people who need extra help. She offers support and insight and gently holds the hands of those facing into difficult situations with their own children.
Ali helps parents avoid pitfalls and gives them confidence that whatever it is they are facing into; they do not have to do it alone. She also coaches parents in the importance of self-care, understanding only too well how important it is to look after yourself as well as the ones you are caring for.
No-one has written a Haynes manual to help when it comes to our children or young people we care for, but if we approach things from a place of love, I really believe we are doing everything we can. As I write this our world is in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and as such we are having to adapt to the way we live. For many carers, that means dealing with a lot of additional pressures. More than ever when parents are in danger of being overwhelmed whilst caring for their children with their mental and physical health issues, I felt it was important to get this all down for you. I want more than anything to try and be a voice of calm and hope amid whatever storm you may find yourself in by sharing some ideas, tips and tricks that may just help. After looking back on my journey and speaking to other parents dealing with often seemingly impossible situations, the one common factor has quite simply, and a little surprisingly, been hope. Hope for a brighter future, relationships to be healed, empathetic professionals and much, much better days to come.