WHAT I WISH YOU KNEW CONVERSATIONS
It seems that the word I hear most often lately is "unprecedented." There is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times, And there is no doubt that I am not the only one who wants to do whatever I can to make a difference in any way that I can.
I created What I Wish You Knew Conversations with Teens in honor of Judy Krizmanic Weingarten, our daughter in law who died far too young of cancer. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother and daughter, a friend to everyone and a gifted writer. She was exceptionally aware of the importance and value of communication and knew that the use of just a few words could speak volumes. Her illness necessitated many difficult conversations in her family.
The purpose of my book, with its Verbal Rorschach approach, is to encourage dialogue about important and difficult matters in families, schools, therapeutic settings and everywhere communication is important. It addresses the stress of kids growing up in the world today. It is about what they may be experiencing or feeling, how to get kids to talk to you and how to respond to them when they do.
For all families who are experiencing problems they never imagined,
all proceeds of
What I Wish You Knew Conversations with Teens
will be donated to organizations that help people through challenging times,
a different organization added each month.
Our honoree this month is Dr. Mariana Glusman, MD, co-author of What I Wish You Knew: Teens and author of I Love You Like Sunshine. Dr. Glusman maintains a busy pediatric practice, where she cares for a diverse, multilingual, medically complex, underserved patient population. In addition, she is the Medical Director of Reach Out and Read (ROR) Illinois and is the immediate past president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Glusman has chosen Reach Out and Read to be our recipient of donations this month.