Parenting Through the Storm by Ann Douglas

Parenting Through the Storm is a guide to parenting a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioral challenge. The Canadian edition of the book was published by HarperCollins Canada in January 2015. The US and international edition will be published by Guilford Press on September 30, 2016.

Raising a child with a psychological condition is a "perfect storm" of stress, heartache, and hard work.

Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how daunting it can be—and what a difference knowledge and support can make. Each of her four children (now grown and thriving) has dealt with one or more mental health challenges, and Douglas shares what she has learned about coping with the emotional roller coaster, finding the best treatments, helping kids manage their symptoms and succeed academically, and keeping the family strong.

Voices of numerous other parents who have weathered the storm are interwoven with advice from leading child psychologists. Douglas cuts through the often-confusing clinical jargon and speaks to parents from the heart about what matters most: the well-being of their kids.

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Ann Douglas is a passionate and inspiring speaker who sparks conversations that matter. She is a bestselling parenting author, CBC Radio parenting columnist, and mental health advocate and speaker. In 2014, she teamed up with Today's Parent magazine to make this series of 60-second parenting tips videos.

Canadian edition, published by HarperCollins Canada in January 2015.

Canadian edition, published by HarperCollins Canada in January 2015.

US and international edition, coming from Guilford Press in September 2016.

US and international edition, coming from Guilford Press in September 2016.

A true gift to parents. As a mental health clinician and parent of a child who has struggled mightily over many years with major anxiety, I thought ‘Hallelujah’ when I finished this book. Finally, a resource that both provides validation for parents in pain and offers concrete, actionable guidance. I wish I’d had this guide when I was in the thick of it, but I am so glad it exists now, and I will recommend it to the parents I work with.
— Claire Lerner, LCSW-C, Senior Parenting Strategist, Zero to Three