Fiona's story is heart-breaking, but her honesty and generosity in telling it will undoubtedly prevent other parents from finding themselves in a similar situation. This book is an absolute must for any parent wanting to have a meaningful conversation with their children about drugs.
Incredibly powerful. I can't imagine what it must have been like to write [this book]. But in amongst the heart-breaking story, the information, advice and evidence is meticulously researched, and navigates every parent's worst nightmare without scaremongering. Every parent should read this: it's not a frightening message, it's empowering, and a message of hope.
This book is unique and will transform many of the lives of its readers.
Dan's beautiful, intelligent, witty, big-hearted character is the golden thread in I Wish I'd Known. There are excellent practical, achievable ideas for parents and professionals; there are also personal testimonies and insights into the legal and medical systems that make for essential reading for anyone concerned about young people's drug use. [From] living through the most painful experience a parent can face, I know I Wish I'd Known will grow many good things from a very bad thing.
Beautifully written... a personal journey through the loss of a son, the book [also] provides a valuable resource of factual detail about drugs and alcohol. A must for parents, those working with young people, and young people themselves.
Enlightening and informative... A book that educates as much as it moves, it deserves to be read far and wide, by parents and professionals alike.
A testament to parental love, and a resource of tremendous importance for all those who care about young people.
This book is a very significant achievement.
A powerful and important book... Beautifully and poignantly written. I would recommend this book to every parent I know.
Written with determination, humility and sadness - any parent or carer will be better informed and wiser after reading it.
An ambitious and important work. Moving, informative, honest and practical.
A vital book which has the power to prevent tragic drug related deaths among young people. A must read for any parent.
This is such an important book[...] Fiona has used her devastatingly sad experience with Daniel to help all of us and this book should be essential reading for parents of teenagers.
This may be a life-saving book. Deeply personal and moving, yet packed with relatable, practical and expert information and advice, I Wish I'd Known is an invaluable guide for parents in supporting children to make safer choices about drugs and alcohol. Every parent should read it.
Incredibly powerful and also very practical. Fiona wants to make sure no mum or dad ever has to go through what she went through. This book is a must-read.
This book is going to save so many young lives... Thank you, Fiona, for all you are doing to change the course of history
If there was a national curriculum for parents, this book should be on it.