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Preview — Easy to Love but Hard to Raise by Edward Hallowell
Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories
If there's anything the 32 parent-writers and 15 experts of Easy to Love but Hard to Raise want you to know, it's this:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE We've been there. We've done that. We've navigated the system. Some of us succeeded. Some failed. We've been judged by friends, teachers, family, & strangers. We've gotten the phone calls & the looks. We've done things we never...more
The stories were organized into a rouch chronology depending on where the parent was on his or her journey, from when sensing something is different to the child going off and being independent. There are Q&As with experts scatt...more
Understanding. Support. Encouragement.
And finally, there's a book for that.
Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista have compiled a collection of first hand stories from parents in the trenches - raising children with a variety of invisible disorders whose designations are usually shortened to a series of letters: ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDD, SPD. They call these Alphabet Soup.
The difference between this book and every other I've read...more
I liked this book. It gave some clear insights as to what other parents go through in their day to day lives with kids with issues. It helped me develop my "empathy" bone and also helped me be thankful for my many blessings.