“Nana’s Helping Hand with PTSD” is a book that can have a profound impact in helping children and grownups learn about this condition that mistakenly has been thought to be a result of military experiences only. The author through story-telling provides insight and facts to help readers grasp the symptoms and effects of PTSD.
Growing up and learning the facts of life, children of PTSD parents can struggle for a lifetime, having had their developmental years marred by confusion and grief. Lack of open communication from a child’s point of view may lead to costly therapy and the future expenses of children damaged by PTSD as in broken homes, toxic relationships, and poor life choices.
Anita Miranda is a mother, grandmother and United States Navy veteran inspired to truly enrich and expand the young minds of tomorrow. From ward of the court to Navy recruit, Anita found her passion and sense of belonging when she swore in at the Naval Command Center. Tragedy struck her early when she obeyed a direct order from a Petty officer. She is now actively living with PTSD. http://www.livingdisablednotdead.com/about/
Through the authorial voice of Navy Veteran Anita Miranda, “Nana’s Helping Hand with PTSD” presents a ground- breaking beautifully illustrated guide allowing parents and caregivers to empower their children with invaluable defenses against the negative life-altering impact of children of PTSD parents.
In combination with the “Nana Knows Workbook” families are able to discuss right away life lessons, receive valuable teaching techniques, and utilize frequently asked questions to further address the challenge of living with or alongside a PTSD parent. These books appeal to a wide and diverse age, from preschool to adult children having a PTSD parent.
In the story, the neighborhood Nana is disabled, yet very wise and compassionate. She welcomes any of the children to visit for storytime. Twins Bobby and Bella show up distraught on Nana’s doorstep one afternoon, shocked at their mother’s behavior and feeling like their mother no longer loves them. They feel that they did something wrong. Nana ushers them in for their traditional milk and cookies, but when the twins refuse, she offers a listening ear and a helping hand. Can she help the twins understand their mother’s PTSD? What they leave with are coping skills to release blame, guilt and feeling helpless.
Are you a parent that has been diagnosed with PTSD or know someone that has? Are you concerned how this is affecting your family?
We offer parents a safe place for family members to learn and understand the complexities of disabilities. It’s just good old-fashioned fun to engage your child while learning. And because PTSD and its symptoms are part of everyday life, these are skills your child will use forever. Please check out our Resources tab for additional information and where to seek assistance.