Special children, challenged parents: the struggles and rewards of raising a child with a disability

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Paul Brookes Pub. Co., Jun 15, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 291 pages
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When a child is born, family life changes forever. If that child has special needs, the changes can seem overwhelming. What are the daily blessings and challenges that await parents when their child is not who they expected? How can they deal with their complex emotions, build a relationship with their special child, and maintain family unity? Dr. Robert A. Naseef, a psychologist and father of a son with autism, answers these critical questions with keen insight and honesty. Parents will get his perspective on
- acknowledging and managing difficult emotions like grief, fear, anger, and shame
- recognizing differences in the way fathers and mothers deal with a child's disability
- tuning in to a child's individual traits and temperament
- coping with challenging behavior through positive methods
- understanding the ongoing impact of a child's disability on siblings and parents
- communicating effectively with professionals Special Children, Challenged Parents is both a father's intensely personal journey and an invaluable professional guide for parents of children with disabilities.

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When a child is born, family life changes forever. If that child has special needs, the changes can seem overwhelming. What are the daily blessings and challenges that await parents when their child ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

Although this was a tough one to get through (at times, pretty depressing), I really appreciated and enjoyed this book. Naseef provides an excellent balance between stories from his own experience as ... Read full review

Contents

Feeling the Impact
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Lost Dreams and Growth
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