What are the best books for coping parents?

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    #1Expecting Sunshine

    Expecting Sunshine

    Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss is a memoir written by Alexis Marie Chute wherein she shares her anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby as she grieves for her unborn child. 

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    Bobby Dean
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Expecting Sunshine is a great book for coping parents. I gave a copy to my sister who had a miscarriage. She seems like she is doing very well. "
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    #2Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello

    Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello

    Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello is a memoir written by RaeBeth McGee-Buda herself on how she copes with her miscarriage. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013 by CreateSpace.

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    Manuela Gómez
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a touching book. If you are going through a mourning period, I would suggest reading this. It's beautiful and meaningful."
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    #3We Never Left You

    We Never Left You

    We Never Left You is a non-fiction book written by Beth and Rick Olsen wherein they share their thoughts and experience after a tragic accident which killed both of their children. 

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    Cynthia Morrison
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book was plain amazing. It was a heartfelt, touching, and warm story, but not only that. It helped me to cope with a loss that I recently experienced. Wonderful book."
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    #4Somewhere Between Life and Death

    Somewhere Between Life and Death

    Somewhere Between Life and Death is a book by Lurlene McDaniel that tells the story of Amy. She will die in a car accident in a supposed to be a happy night. Her family will think of how they can make Amy's death not senseless as that. 

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    Robert Holland
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Death is always a hard subject to talk about. I read this years after my son died and I'm glad I did. The pain never goes away, but a change in perspective can help to bring meaning to the suffering. I like the message in this book."
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    #5Telling Christina Goodbye

    Telling Christina Goodbye

    Telling Christina Goodbye is a book by Lurlene McDaniel that tells the story of best friends Trisha and Christina. Christina's boyfriend does not want her to go away to college and one night a car crash happened and she ended up dead. 

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    Jacob Lane
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Telling Christina Goodbye is a sad and moving tale. It is a good story with good characters. The book is gripping and deep. It provides good lessons for anyone that is coping or has gone through losing a loved one. I enjoyed it."
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    #6The Problem of Pain

    The Problem of Pain

    The Problem of Pain is a book by C.S Lewis that tells a story about suffering and pain. He elaborates the possible reasons and the thing we can do to stop it.

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    Albert Phillips
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I don't think this book is about coping parents. Not a good match."
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    #7Escape from Reason

    Escape from Reason

    Escape from Reason is an IVP Classics written by Francis Schaeffer. It is a Christian literature novel originally published in 1968. This book discusses the truth beyond logical reasoning and the weight of faith in our life.

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    Steven Fuller
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is just a bad book. Not just bad for coping parents, but just bad. It's full of flawed theories and created research that pre-supports the writers own theories. This is basically just as bad as Descartes's "Cogito ergo sum" which he came to after working backwards to find a philosophy that fit his narrative in the belief in God."
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    #8How Should We Then Live?

    How Should We Then Live?

    How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis Schaeffer is a Christian literature novel originally published in 1976. This book explores historical and cultural development in Christianity.

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    Catherine Ruiz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a very good book for learning more about why society is becoming less Christian. The author uses history as a lens to analyze popular thinking and morals of today. He makes a good argument on why we should change our thinking to reflect more on thoughts of the past."
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    #9No Little People

    No Little People

    No Little People by Francis Schaeffer is a Christian sermon novel originally published in 1974. This book is a collection of Schaeffer's 16 sermons exploring the significant relationship of man to an infinite God.

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    Charles Watson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "'No Little People' is a collection of old Christian Sermons. I probably would have really enjoyed this book when I was young and devout. I no longer practice any religion, but gave the book a read through since it was available where I was waiting. The book was being touted as a parenting book, which completely misses the mark for me. The publisher never makes the claim and instead believes the sermons are for guidance to all. Somehow this was easier to swallow for me. While I may not be a part of the active Christian faithful, there were some things that would be hard for anybody to argue with in terms of basic kindness and decency. Overall, this is not a parenting book."
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    #10Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption

    Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents by Deborah D. Gray was published in 2005. This book is ideal for adoptive parents in order to learn children's needs and stages. It contains parenting strategies.

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    Craig Beck
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I read this book and then gave it to a friend of mine that is considering adoption. It has become invaluable. So much great advice in this book."
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    #11How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily is a book by Emily Visher and John Visher. It was first published in 1992. This is a guidebook for foster parents to know how to be well in being a parent. 

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    Angela Gu
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "How to Win as a Stepfamily is not really what I would call a book for coping parents. That phrase makes me think of dealing with hardship, such as an illness or tragedy. This is a book about being a foster parent, so while it is a book meant to help parents, it doesn't come very close to fitting the category well."
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    #12Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily is a book by Patricia Papernow. It tells how a stepfamily will stay together. It includes the challenges of being in a stepfamily and how it can be as happy as a biological one. 

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    Debra Johnson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Becoming A Stepfamily is helpful if you're a parent who has split up with a spouse and wants to reenter the world of relationships. It falls short of addressing other types of coping situations, like losing a child, actually divorcing, or losing a spouse. For the specific topic of becoming a "step", however, it really tackles the challenge."
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    #13When Love Is Not Enough

    When Love Is Not Enough
    When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting With RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder is a nonfiction psychology guidebook on the reactive attachment disorder written by Nancy L. Thomas. Published in 2008.
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    Andy Gu
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "When Love Is Not Enough is a book for parents that provides helpful advice for parent with Reactive Attachment Disorder. It contains psychology research, and gives insight into the disorder and how to deal with it."
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    #14HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing is a nonfiction parenting health book written by Marie F. Mongan. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2005.

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    Agustín Figueroa
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Maybe I am mistaken, but I have 4 children myself and when the topic of "coping" parents comes up, my mind goes to the actual act of raising children, and coping with daily battles, not the act of giving birth. "
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    #15Handling Grief and Loss

    Handling Grief and Loss

    Healing Grief through Meditation is a non-fiction book written by Lora C. Mercado which includes a guide of meditation to cope with grief and its benefits to help you on your healing process. 

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    Cheryl Castro
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a basic good book about the process of grieving. It is a no-frills guide that could have helped me when one of my best friends died about ten years ago."
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    #16The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive is a book by Ron Dea and Laura Petherbridge. This book is a guide for step-mothers who are having a hard time dealing with their step-children. 

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    Edison Fan
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I really thought this book was overdone. You can't reduce relationships, especially sticky ones that you marry into, down to a step by step process. This book tries though, mostly because that's the format they think works. But if you pretend they're not telling you do this then that then that other thing in order, and just read it as a collection of general advice, it's not that bad. There's some useful tips here that could help you become friends with your stepchildren."
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    #17Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is a non-fiction book written by Caitlin Doughty wherein she shares her thoughts and experience on working a crematorium, as well as her learnings on how mourning families deal with death. 
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    James Torres
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a super honest and head-on look at dealing with death. The author details her experience working in a crematorium and how that helped her learn to accept that death is a part of life and it is not something that should be avoided or ignored. There are definitely some important messages in this one."
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    #18Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage is a book by Peter Gerlach. This is a guidebook for divorced couples and how they will manage to nourish their child even after the separation.

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    Roy Russell
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I had a really rough divorce with my wife and was extremely depressed to the point where I let the negativity affect my relationship with my son. After reading this book, I felt I was able to cope with the situation better and my bond with my son was able to improve ten-fold."

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Best What are the best books for coping parents
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Expecting SunshineBooks 47 Paid
2Saying Goodbye Without Saying HelloBooks 43 Paid
3We Never Left YouBooks 17 Paid
4Somewhere Between Life and DeathBooks 11 Paid
5Telling Christina GoodbyeBooks 10 Paid
6The Problem of PainBooks 7 Paid
7Escape from ReasonBooks 5 Paid
8How Should We Then Live?Books 5 Paid
9No Little PeopleBooks 2 Paid
10Attaching in AdoptionBooks 1 Paid
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