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The Special Needs of Parenting: Dealing with the Unique Struggles of Having a Child with Special Needs
The challenges of raising a child with special needs are far beyond those of the typical parenting experience; therefore, parents need to use different skills and strategies. Written by a clinical psychologist who is the parent of a special needs child, The Special Needs of Parenting is an indispensible guide to help parents understand themselves through this journey so ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Eloquent Books
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In all honesty, I only read about 60% of this book. It wasn't really what I was hoping for. The beginning was good and spoke to the unique experiences and struggles parents of children with special needs encounter. But as I got further into the book, it felt as though the author was using a model of a high-functioning "special needs" child. A child who will fully participate in their world, both at home and in school. I didn't really feel that my child was represented in the examples the author ...more