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Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs

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Parenting can be difficult and tiring, especially when you have a special needs child with medical, behavioral, or educational issues. In Different Dream Parenting, author Jolene Philo offers guidance and encouragement through biblical insights and her own personal experiences. Find spiritual wisdom, practical resources, and tools that can help you become an extraordinary ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Our Daily Bread Publishing
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Ruth Snyder
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs by Jolene Philo is like having a trusted friend walk beside you, sharing your burden. Filled with practical suggestions, poignant stories, and encouraging Scriptures, this book is a great resource for any parent raising a child with special needs.

The book is divided into six sections dealing with different topics: diagnosis, hospital life, juggling two worlds (“normal life” and special needs), long-term care cond
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Paula  Phillips
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Are you a new parent ? Finding it difficult to raise your child ? Does your child have a disability ? Well, look no further with Jolene Philo's new book "Different Dream Parenting" which discusses all the up's and down's and the how-to's when raising a child with a disability. Looking back, I'm sure if a book like this was released when my sister and brother were born it would have saved a whole lot of troubles for my parents as having siblings with disabilities were bad enough, raising them is ...more
Pam Camel
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
"Parents of children with chronic or critical medical conditions, behavioral issues, or educational needs face special challenges. But sometimes finding needed resources is discouraging, frustrating, or exhausting. In this helpful book, the author--herself a parent who has raised a special needs child--gives those parents and families practical help, extensive advice about resources, and encouraging spiritual guidance. Different Dream Parenting shows parents how to ask questions and conduct rese ...more
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Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I was asked to review this book by Nancy Woleslagle. She is one of the parents who contributed to this book.


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Jolene in her book Different Dream Parenting shares advice for parents with special needs children. She covers various topics such as what to do when your child is staying in the hospital. Another chapter offers advice on how to deal with the death of a child. Finally a chapter on how to parent those children who grow into adulthood. In each chapter she gives advice from the paren
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Rachel
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
"In her second book, Jolene continues to draw from what she learned throughout her own personal journey of special needs parenting, sharing first-hand stories of both struggles and triumphs. She’s not afraid to discuss the more difficult aspects involved in special needs parenting, addressing such topics with respect and grace."

Check out my full review of Different Dream Parenting, here:

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