“I so enjoyed your book, but I must say some of it was hard to read – tears came on every page! It is truly a must read. Thank you for sharing and I will share it with others.”

Linda Bryant

“Charlotte, you are an inspiration to many and you are changing the lives of the people who are touched by your book and message. Stay awesome!”

Clarissa Sayaman

“I met Charlotte through Queen Carolyn Lightfoot Smith’s Daring Divas. Charlotte is a published author and speaker. I experienced so many emotions while I was reading this. You will too.”

Linda Zoomy Ward

“I had some time this evening and took a look at your layout. Charlotte, it is truly beautiful!

What a wonderful tribute to your mother and a wonderful way for your inspiration and guidance in helping others in this very touching topic. You are transforming lives of hundreds of thousands, Charlotte, including your own. Thank You for the honor of walking this author journey alongside you. Thank you for the gifts you bring to our world.”

Marybeth Haines

“I read the book “You Have To LAUGH TO Keep From CRYING / How To Parent Your Parents”!

I thought it was very easy to read. You have the delicate touch needed to talk about a subject with a light hand. You also manage to convey advice and cover so many possibilities just by bringing us into your family’s history and sharing in your love for your family members. Just reading your masterpiece of art of the written word seemed to convey a bit of strength for a relationship with my parents at whatever span of time in the future. Thank you for being such a wonderful, lovable friend and for being such an example of God’s love and light
shining through you.”

Kami Gildersleeve

“The book “You Have To LAUGH TO Keep From CRYING / How To Parent Your Parents” gives the reader a balance and outlet for most things regarding caring for a parent. It is short and not hard to get through. There are simple passages and messages of positivity as well as few stories that mix in sadness with joy. For anyone that has lived though or is in the midst of care giving this is going to be a nice short read.” (5-Star Rating at GoodReads)

Cassandra McCann

“Charlotte is one of the most driven, compassionate, and unselfish people I have had the pleasure of knowing for more than twenty years. She always goes out of her way to help others in need. Caring for people and doing things for them is what she does best and her faith in our Lord motivates her daily. She has dreamed of writing this book for many years and now she is sharing her stories with the world. “ Shannon Schmidt

Assistant Vice President, Lone Star Candle Supply, Inc.

“I highly endorse “You Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying – How To Parent Your Parents” to all children of aging parents. Seeing yourself and the pressures you are facing from a humorous viewpoint gives both release from anxiety and insight into personal management. Charlotte has spent time in the trenches learning to cope while holding on to your humor and delivers laughter, instruction, and tenderness as she presents her own story of life with parental Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. “ Keitha Story-Stephenson PhD

Radio Host of "Feeding the Family-Mind, Body and Spirit" , BlueSky Wellness Center, SkyBlue Family Ministry

“I have known Charlotte for only six years, but it seems like I have known her forever, simply because she is so willing to share her heart. That’s exactly what she does in her writing as well; she shares her heart completely and beautifully with the reader. Through Charlotte’s stories, I hope you get to know her and thank God for the wonderful lady He has placed in your life. “ Diane Schwind

Co-founder of Balanced Families Ministries

“I am honored to call Charlotte ‘friend’ for over a decade. I find that whatever Charlotte puts her ‘hands’ to turn to gold. She has the God-given talent of creativity with a generous portion of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm. She masters whatever comes her way, first with her gorgeous smile and dazzling personality, and, second with wisdom. Tools that are essential for success. Keep rocking the world, Charlotte. I am one of your best fans. “ Sherry Lemon

County Clerk/ Local Registrar, Wise County

“In her book, “You Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying – How To Parent Your Parents,” Charlotte Canion shows how our family roles change as time goes by with the children assuming the role of parent for their aging parents who are nearing the end of their lives. Her mother’s tender hands guided and supported Charlotte as a child and as an elderly parent, the daughter’s strong hands support and nurture the weak, failing hands of her mother. She provides a collection of stories which deal with the challenges that children face as their parents’ age and must endure diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson, and other facets of dementia. Her insights are highlights of hope, faith, and love to help prepare everyone who ultimately faces the challenges of aging parents. Here is a reference book for everyone who needs the hands of love to caress their aging parents. “ Jim Galbraith, Ed.D.

“Thank you so much for being such an inspiration and an amazing grandmother. I’m proud of your sucesses with your book and I cannot wait to see where it takes you next. “ Lauren Nichole Bohn