When My Mommy Cries:A Story to Help Families Cope with Sadness (Book with CD)

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When My Mommy Cries is a tender story about a little girl who feels scared, confused, and abandoned when her mother becomes deeply sad. Through reassuring honesty, gentle compassion, and mutual respect, they nurture the bonds of trust, as the girl discovers that nothing”not even sadness or depression”can separate her from the safety and security of her mother's love. Crystal offers this book”and the poignant song which accompanies it”with the heartfelt hope that it may be a tool for healing”to help families like my own, who have borne the burden of depression or grief, become stronger at the broken places. May it help all who read it find deeper empathy for others, gentler patience with themselves, and greater wisdom for facing life's struggles with the children they love.

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Crystal Godfrey LaPoint's professional life has been primarily musical and artistic. She earned advanced degrees in both Piano Performance and Music Composition from the Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts. Crystal is a widely published and commissioned, award-winning composer of choral, chamber, and orchestral music. Her artwork has been exhibited in many prestigious venues including Everson Museum of Art and the Delavan Art Gallery.She is also the survivor of domestic and relationship violence, and grew up in a home where both of her parents suffered from depression and anxiety. She has struggled with the dark legacy of depression for over three decades. During that time, Crystal raised three wonderful children, whose experiences she has chosen to share in this book, When My Mommy Cries.The author now lives in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with her husband—composer and author—Daniel S. Godfrey. She is an ardent advocate for survivors of relationship violence and the destigmatization of mental illness.

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Star Rating: 5 out of 5
...An important and deeply poignant children's story. LaPoint's story is a tremendous work for a little book. Beautifully written with magnificent illustrations, When My Mommy Cries is a great children's book for any youngster struggling to cope with a family member's sadness or depression.

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