Sue klebold a mothers reckoning

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sue klebold a mothers reckoning

A Mothers Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
 
For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?
 
These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts.
 
Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the recent Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent.
 
All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues.

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Sue Klebold Recalls What Her Son Dylan Was Like at Home: Part 2

Start by marking “A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy” as Want to Read: On April 20, , Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the.
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The book was chosen to raise awareness about mental health and the need for increased access to care and resources. Klebold uses the Columbine Tragedy as a launch point to directly address mental health issues head on. Proceeds from the sale of her book are donated to mental health organizations. She herself has struggled with what she refers to as "brain health". Mental health touches us all and the book gets right to the heart of many mental health issues and challenges our society is grappling with today. All summer long readers throughout Central Pennsylvania are encouraged to check the book out from their local library and talk about it with friends, family, coworkers, book discussion groups and beyond.

Search for:. In coming forward after so many years of silence, Ms. Klebold writes with unflinching honesty, telling her story as faithfully as possible in order to share the insights and understanding she has gained in the terrible crucible of Columbine to help other families recognize signs that a child may need help. In this Three Questions for an Editor feature, Mr. What was involved in the acquisition of this book and key decisions about how to tell and structure this heart-breaking, tragic story? I first heard of the book as the result of a lunch date with the agent, Laurie Bernstein, two years before the actual submission.

Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts.

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BOOK REVIEW {A MOTHER'S RECKONING BY SUE KLEBOLD}

For nearly an hour, the pair, wearing black trench coats and carrying assault weapons, roved through their school, killing 12 students and one teacher and wounding 24 others before they killed themselves. They also planted bombs that — had they functioned as planned — would have taken the lives of hundreds more. The Klebolds and Harrises were vilified, abused and sued. Meanwhile she was asking herself the same question: should she — could she — have seen it coming? On hearing there was a shooting at Columbine, she prayed her son was safe.

It includes information on the recorded basement tape video made by Eric and Dylan as well as documented statements from their diaries and Sue's own journal. A great deal of this memoir is written from the perspective of what actually happened in the Klebold family world from the time of awareness. Sue Klebold expresses the emotional turmoil from the moment she receives the frantic call from her husband to come home from work on that horrific day, and documents the difficult task of trying to unravel the mystery of a son they loved and thought they knew so well. In this account, Klebold also takes full responsibility for missing the signs that Dylan was depressed and in trouble admitting he did in fact show outward signals of suicide that she dismissed not recognizing them for what they were at the time, but now understands after consulting with numerous mental health experts. Having raised a son, I can attest that teenagers are often a difficult species to decode. Final Note: Author profits from this book will be donated to research and charitable foundations focusing on mental health issues. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The two of them would stay up until nothing was on television but infomercials. Then the two of them would raid the kitchen. They ate Polish sausage, apple crisp, doughnuts, and ploughed through chips and salsa by the ton. Tom used to say we should buy stock in Oreos. Anyone else excited for February 15th? I have to keep stopping after each chapter to pull myself together.

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  1. Canhighluvil says:

    Anyone in Colorado on that fateful day will know where they were when the massacre happened.

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