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Grandmother raising Grandchildren with FASD in Hamilton Ontario Canada


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Two new books in the series Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, by Barbara Studham

New releases on AMAZON

The Birthday Bash

The Twins Learn Of Their Disorder

THE BIRTHDAY BASH

Strawberry and Cracker are twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. They live with their grandma and her dog, Thunder.  In The Birthday Bash, the twins receive a party invitation from their big brother Rocky who lives with his foster parents. But, Grandma is nervous. The noise and liveliness associated with parties can overwhelm a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and result in misbehavior or meltdowns. Rocky’s Foster dad, Sergio, suggests strategies for a successful celebration, but when the festivities begin, the stimulation escalates the twins’ behavior to the point of ruining Rocky’s party. With Strawberry’s attempt to start a food fight, the twins’ destruction of the decorations, and their howls at the noise of musical chairs, Grandma decides it is time to leave!

THE BIRTHDAY BASH is suitable for children ages 5-12. Available from AMAZON.
ISBN: 978-1-988092-15-7 Story by Barbara Studham, illustrated by Heather Lamb.

THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER

The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is one in the Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series.  In the story, the twins’ recent medical evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now, they are at their pediatrician’s office to learn of their disorder. When the doctor informs them of the diagnosis, the twins imagine whimsical and whacky problems associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; however, the doctor helps them avoid panic through a positive and constructive discussion in her office. The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is a helpful teaching tool during discussion with a child about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER is suitable for children ages 5-12. Available from AMAZON.
ISBN: 978-1-988092-17-1 Story and illustrations by Barbara Studham

Other books in the series Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Barbara Studham’s bio

For over twenty years, Barbara Studham has parented grandchildren diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Her two memoirs: Two Decades of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, The Teen Years, describe her challenges during their toddler years and teens. She has also written fiction, including a six-book series titled, Under The Shanklin Sky, set in the seaside town of Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. She is currently creating a children’s FASD picture book series Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Barbara Studham’s books are available from AMAZON.
Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com
FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham
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FASD picture book, THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER. Available from Amazon


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New book in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series, by Barbara Studham

STRAWBERRY AND CRACKER, TWINS WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME.

NEW RELEASE

 THE TWINS LEARN OF THEIR DISORDER

The Twins Learn of their Disorder. New March 2019 release in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, series. www.challengedhope.com

The Twins Learn of their Disorder. New March 2019 release in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, series. http://www.challengedhope.com

Talking to a child with a fetal alcohol-related diagnosis about their disorder is difficult. I raised grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As each one was diagnosed, discussing the disorder and its associated problems never got easier. My reason for holding back was partly due to the stigma attached to the diagnosis, and partly due to my reluctance to label each child. Conversely, having the diagnosis led to supports and services vital to their well-being.

The Twins Learn Of Their Disorder is designed to help open a discussion around the diagnosis. When I discussed FASD with my grandchildren, they were unable to absorb its seriousness, would become afraid, and voice weird imaginings, and giggle to hide their fear. To bring a whimsical touch to talking about FASD, I incorporated those reactions into the story so your child won’t feel alone in their fears.

To avoid overwhelming your child, in the book, I have covered the basics of FASD only. Future discussions are yours, but it’s my hope this book will make initial dialogue easier.


The Twins Learn of Their Disorder book blurb

The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is one in the Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series.  In the story, the twins’ recent medical evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Now, they are at their pediatrician’s office to learn of their disorder. When the doctor informs them of the diagnosis, the twins imagine whimsical and whacky problems associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; however, the doctor helps them avoid panic through a positive and constructive discussion in her office. The Twins Learn of Their Disorder is a helpful teaching tool during discussion with a child about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

New book in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series, by Barbara Studham.

The Twins Learn Of Their Disorder

Currently available in the Strawberry and Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome series.

THE SCHOOL DAY, FIDGET!, ADVOCATE!

All books available from AMAZON
Author blog: http://www.barbarastudham.com
FASD blog: http://www.challengedhope.com

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham