A Different Kind of Perfect: Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs

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Bernadette Thomas, Cindy Dowling, Neil Nicoll
Trumpeter, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 262 pages
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Every parent dreams of having a happy, healthy child. What happens when these dreams are shattered by a physical or cognitive disability? A Different Kind of Perfect offers comfort, consolation, and wisdom from parents who have been there—and are finding their way through.

The writings collected here are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents' emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving towards acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter opens with an introduction by Neil Nicoll, a child and family psychologist who specializes in development disorders.

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A Different Kind of Perfect: Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs

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Compiled by a psychologist and two parents of special needs children, this work collects writings about the experiences and challenges by parents of physically and mentally disabled children. There ... Read full review

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Neil Nicoll is a child and family psychologist in private practice in Sydney specializing in developmental disorders.

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