Challenged Hope

Grandmother raising Grandchildren with FASD in Hamilton Ontario Canada


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FASD: Childhood Memories

Many children with FASD have fond memories of their childhoods.

Despite the challenges and struggles associated with parenting a child with FASD, the child will often remember their childhood with fondness. Despite the child’s complex behaviors involving meltdowns; screaming, and defiance, which the caregiver would rather forget, the child appears able to ignore the troubled times and recall happier moments.

For example, all four of my grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), who I parented from birth, are now teenagers. Their “do you remember when…” recollections include special family days at Port Dover, Wild Water Works, and Confederation Park. The play area at McDonald’s also holds fond memories, as does shopping at Walmart for new shoes, and toys at Christmas. Though I remember them being difficult to control during our outings, I’m pleased when their recollections include a portrayal of a happy me.

My two ebook memoirs on parenting grandchildren with FAS

are available at the following links, and many other ebook distributors.

http://www.amazon.com/author/barbarastudham

https://www.kobo.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com

 


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FASD Podcast

Hear My Radio Interview!

FASD Art Waves Radio Podcast

Hear my FASD Art Waves Radio Podcast

It was my privilege to be interviewed live by Art Waves radio host, Bernadette Rule, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, on the subject of FASD and also my memoirs: Two Decades Of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years, plus my novellas. My two memoirs are FREE to download to an e-reader from my website,

http://www.twodecadesofdiapers.com

My memoirs and novellas are available from

http://www.twodecadesofdiapers.com

Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and other ebook distributors

Follow this link to my FASD Podcast:

https://archive.org/details/279BarbaraStudhamMar.132016

and discover the wonderful opportunity Bernadette gave me to voice my experiences raising four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; the mental health disorders caused by mixing pregnancy and alcohol, and the FASD resources available in Hamilton/Wentworth, ON, including the Hamilton FASD Caregiver Support Group. I also spoke on the gaps in services for caregivers raising children with FASD, and my upcoming event on FASD Awareness with speakers Mark Courtepatte and Tim Groenewegen at Turner Park Library in Hamilton, ON, on March 24th at 7:00 pm. We hope to see YOU there!

Download my two memoirs on FASD for FREE from http://www.twodecadesofdiapers.com.