Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability

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Jessica Kingsley, 2001 - Children with disabilities - 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 professional psychologist and father of a son with autism, answers these critical questions with keen insight and honesty. Special Children, Challenged Parents is both a father's intensely personal journey and an invaluable professional guide for parents of children with disabilities.Parents will get Naseef's perspective on:* Acknowledging and managing difficult emotions like grief, fear, anger and shame* Recognising differences in the way fathers and mothers deal with a child's disability* Tuning in to their child's individual traits and temperament* Coping with challenging behaviour through positive methods* Understanding the ongoing impact of a child's disability on siblings and parents* Communicating effectively with the professionals caring for their child.

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Robert A. Naseef is a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the father of a son with autism.

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