Why Is Dad So Mad? Is a children's story book told from a military 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.
The children's issues picture book Why Is Mom So Mad? is a story for children in military families whose mother battles with combat-related related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After a decade of 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. Asymmetrical warfare has blurred the lines of women in combat roles, female veterans are impacted by this through current conflicts more than ever.