Don't Let Her See Me Cry: a Mother's Story review Þ 103

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read & download µ eBook or Kindle ePUB â Helen Barnacle Rediscover her love of music and study classical music as well as writing and performing her own work for the Fairlea Drama Group which evolved into the highly acclaimed SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Theatre group Helen also began a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology After leaving prison 12 years ago she completed her post graduate studies in psychology and after two years supervision was employed as a psychologist specialising in drug and alcohol problems at TaskForce Community Agency in Prahran Over the next six years she ran workshops for judges and magistrates counselled both drug workers and addicts presented papers for national and international seminars wrote the drug education booklet 'Tentative Steps' and rose to position of Drug Program Director She also established a pilot project in the Juvenile Justice System using drama and the arts as therapy with young offenders Don't Let Her See Me Cry is the story of the power of the bond between a mother and daughter a brother and sister of finding love in the most unexpected places and of the strength of the human spirit The story of Barnacle's life 'inside' how she fought to keep her daughter with her and how she remade herself makes an inspiring confronting ta. Excellent very well written and very easy to readI couldn't put the book down very emotional and heartfelt

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Don't Let Her See Me Cry: a Mother's Story review Þ 103 ☆ How do you make a decision about when it's best to let go of your child Is there a mother out there who could give me any advice I doubt it Having Ali taught me about unconditional love she gave me the reason to continue living The dreaded day arrived 'Helen Barnacle How do you make a decision about when it's best to let go of your child Is there a mother out there who could give me any advice I doubt it Having Ali taught me about unconditional love she gave me the reason to continue living The dreaded day arrived 'Helen Barnacle to the front gate' The sound pierced my ears and my heart I held Ali in my arms tightly and walked towards the prison gates'Don't cry' I kept repeating to myself Don't Let Her See Me Cry Don't upset her I can't let her see me cry' I chanted this mantra over and over and over I passed Ali through the prison gates to my brother Ron 'Bye bye Mum' Ali said 'I love you' And with her little hand waving over Ron's shoulder they turned and walked away Don't Let Her See Me Cry is the sort of bestseller that comes along only once in a lifetime It is the gutsy moving and inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from a hopeless young heroin addict facing a 15 year prison sentence with a newborn baby to a successful psychologist drug counseller prison reform campaigner and mother and best friend to Ali the daughter who gave her the courage and determination to surviveSentenced to the longest drug related prison term ever meted out to a woman in Victoria. This is the true story of Helen Barnacle's life of heroin addiction It details her life from childhood in minute detail and her troubled adolescence which resulted in her use of heroin and her subseuent imprisonment To her surprise and horror at first she discovers that she is pregnant whilst awaiting a court appearance that will eventually sentence her to a minimum of 8 yearsDon't let her see me cry outlines how she was allowed to have her daughter with her for a limited time while serving her sentence and what happens afterwardsAs autobiographies go this isn't a bad one Her behaviour at times beggars belief but I guess that's the nature of addictionIf I have one criticism I found this book way too long and a bit repetitive

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Don't Let Her See Me Cry a Mother's StoryThe discovery that she was to become a mother was far from welcome news to Helen Barnacle The irony was that this tiny helpless being gave her a new lease on life and a reason to hope Helen's love and devotion for baby Ali led to her winning an historic battle In a landmark decision she became the first woman allowed to keep her baby in prison beyond her first birthday But three years later Helen had to face every mother's worst nightmare and give up her daughter While she knew the time had come for Ali to leave the prison for her own good this did not make the decision any easier Ali had become her reason for living Handing her daughter over at the gates of the prison almost destroyed her In utter despair she resumed her love affair with heroin and was on a hopeless path of destruction until she was caught using in prison Her brother Ron the only person who had stood by her gave her an ultimatum if she really loved Ali she had to stop thinking of herself and find the courage to liveHelen had first to overcome her lifelong addiction with heroin a crutch she had relied in since her youth to overcome her feelings of worthlessness Thanks to the support of staff at Fairlea's Education Centre the former musican began to. A story of a woman torn between the love of heroin and the love of her child A long prison sentence for something she didn't do but there were many other illegal acts that she was not caught She eventually turns her life around and becomes a successful psychologist drug counsellor and prison reform campaigner A true story of a difficult life