Chasing Lilly is a captivating true story of a little girl who refused love and attachment, because severe abuse robbed her ability to receive them. The story sparkles with humor, as Lilly meets her match in a family who refused to give up on her.
What others say about Chasing Lilly:
Bryan Sawyer, LIVE! with Kelly Top Teacher Award recipient: "Chasing Lilly is an eye-opening look into the world of mental illness from the prospective of a parent. Her harrowing tales make it easy to forget that Lilly is a real girl. As an educator, I would recommend this book to anyone who works with individuals with emotional disturbances."
Foster W. Cline, MD, is an internationally renowned child and adult psychiatrist, as well as co-author of Parenting with Love and Logic. He has served as a consultant to school systems, pupil personnel teams, and hospitals around the world: "Just quality writing in general: descriptive, interesting, enticing, and leads me to smile in an understanding way. I have read your fascinating book, Chasing Lilly. I found it to be so enlightening, and hope it becomes a classic reference work for prospective foster and adoptive parents."
William Steele, PsyD, MSW, Founder, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children: Chasing Lilly is "a remarkable, richly detailed journey into what matters most in the lives of severely traumatized children... This should be required reading for anyone caring for or treating traumatized children... What a wonderful story. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to endorse such a meaningful and insightful work..."
Leslie Brower, PhD, RN Project Director, SAMHSA Grant on Trauma-Informed Care, Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health: "Chasing Lilly is a scary, inspiring ride through the early years of a bright, charming little girl who was badly traumatized by parental neglect and violence. You will be captivated by Lilly herself...her profound psychic injuries would have discouraged any 'normal' parent …"
Gregory C Keck, PhD, Founder and Director of the Attachment & Bonding Center of Ohio: "This moving book provides the reader with an inside glimpse...a journey of hope, pain, and commitment.... This should be a 'must-read' for anyone thinking about sharing their lives with a child whose life has been touched by trauma and loss."
Meg's voice is so soothing and her acting is awesome. I truly loved listening to this one. it is a reminder of how much love is still needed in this world and that good people still exists.
This is a story of a little girl with a heartbreaking background. I didn't know about this condition so it was fascinating to learn more. As sad as her situation was, the author was able to write it with humor and charm. And I just love the voice of the little girl. The reader did a fantastic job portraying the little girl.
I am in awe of Nealie and her love for the little girl. Thank you for sharing your story. It has inspired me to be more patient with my own kids.
Loved " Chasing Lily" although entertaining at times and made me chuckle it is also a sad tale . Having insight into the behaviours of lily I think is beneficial to all care givers but especially to those with special needs.