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About the author:
Seth Kastle is the Author of the children's book Why is Dad So Mad? and the upcoming Why is Mom So Mad?. Both of these books were written in order to assist military families who are struggling with PTSD.

Seth retired after a 16 year military career as a Company First Sergeant. He was deployed in January 2002 to Qatar, and then to Afghanistan for a total of eight months. He was then deployed to Iraq in January 2003 until April 2004. He has been married for nearly ten years now to his wife Julia, and has two daughters; Raegan and Kennedy. He wrote the book Why is Dad So Mad? to try to help his children understand why he is the way he is now. The overriding purpose of these books is to let children of services members know that no matter what, their parents love them more than anything, despite the challenges that are faced. Seth resides in Kansas where he is a Professor of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State University.

Why is Dad So Mad?

Authored by Seth Kastle
Edition: 1

The children's issues picture book Why Is Dad So Mad? is a story for children in military families whose father battles with combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After a decade fighting wars on two fronts, tens of thousands of service members are coming home having trouble adjusting to civilian life; this includes struggling as parents.

Why Is Dad So Mad? Is a narrative story told from a family's point of view (mother and children) of a service member who struggles with PTSD and its symptoms. Many service members deal with anger, forgetfulness, sleepless nights, and nightmares.This book explains these and how they affect Dad. The moral of the story is that even though Dad gets angry and yells, he still loves his family more than anything.

Publication Date:
0692402683 / 9780692402689
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings

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