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Making a Difference

All proceeds from the sale of What I Wish You Knew Conversations with Teens 
will be donated to organizations that help families through challenging times.

In honor of Judy Krizmanic, I am proud to announce that proceeds from my book, What I Wish You Knew Conversations with Teens, will be donated to organizations that are dedicated to helping families through challenging times.

 

Its purpose is to encourage dialogue about important and difficult matters in families, schools, therapeutic settings and everywhere communication is important.

Judy was my daughter in law who died far too young of glioblastoma, leaving a loving and devoted husband, Bill Weingarten, and their two sons, Benjamin and Leo Weingarten. Judy was a gifted writer, a friend to everyone and a wonderful wife and mother. She was exceptionally aware of the importance and value of communication and knew that the use of just a few words could speak volumes.

 

She would have loved this Verbal Rorschach approach.

MARCH 2020

Thank you to Senator Laura Fine for your encouragement and kind words below.

“This is an empowering book that gives us important insight into the thoughts of teens. Parents need to have a more comprehensive understanding of our children’s thought processes in order to more effectively communicate with them and help them overcome their fears and anxieties. Teens need to know they are loved and respected and that their feelings and concerns are listed to and valued. As an elected official and past Vice Chair of the Mental Health Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, I know how important it is to work with both teens and experts to find out how we, as a community, can allow and encourage all topics to be openly discussed in our homes, schools and society as a whole. This book is the start of those essential conversations.”

Senator Laura Fine, Illinois

 

Senator Fine has designated the Mental Health Association of the North Shore  to be the recipient of sales of What I Wish You Knew Conversations with Teens during the month of March, 2020.

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FEBRUARY 2020


Thank you to Kate Mahoney your insightful impact in the creation of What I Wish You Knew:  Conversations with Teens.
 

“Teens today experience a great deal of stress.  Many teens have wonderful opportunities and are highly accomplished scholars, athletes, musicians and writers. Many teens are very generous with their time and make significant contributions through their outstanding community service.  Many of those same teens are at great risk for substance abuse and other problems.  I have worked with team captains, straight A students, student government leaders and other wonderful teens, who turn to alcohol and other drugs to numb themselves from pain, to make them thin, to keep their energy up so that they can continue to excel, or to create an image that they think will meet the expectations of others.  A lot of teens are really hurting inside, and yet often the people who love them the most…their parents, don’t see the depth of the pain, fear, anxiety or drug use.”

 

Kate Mahoney, LCSW

Executive Director

Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

In honor of Kate Mahoney, every time someone clicks on one of the links below to purchase a book, a donation can be made to The

Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education.

You can help support the Institute by mentioning this on the Contact Us form on this website.

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JANUARY 2020

Thank you, Dr. David Royko for raising awareness of autism in the family and for your kind remarks below.

"Adolescence is often, to put it lightly, a tough time for teens transitioning to adulthood, and can be just as tough for those who love them, wanting to help but confronted by a developmental stage that tends to make communication a virtual field of landmines. But for those with the additional, extraordinary challenges addressed by WHAT I WISH YOU KNEW CONVERSATIONS, it is infinitely tougher. This is a book sorely needed, addressing challenging issues head on, and succeeds, with sensitivity combined with no-holds-barred reality. In a word, BRAVO."


David Royko, Psy.D. and parent to Ben, a great guy with severe autism"
Director of Family Mediation Services of Chicago's Circuit Court of Cook County

Author

In honor of Ben Royko, every time someone clicks on one of the links below to purchase a book, a donation will be made to

Lifeworks #parent #families #autism https://lnkd.in/gufwUri   

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DECEMBER 2019

For the month of December, 2019, proceeds of the book were donated to the American Brain Tumor Association in memory of Judy.

You can help support the American Brain Tumor Association by clicking the links below to purchase a copy of What I Wish You Knew: Conversations With Teens. Mention this is the charity of your choice on the Contact Us page of this website. 

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