Lessons From My Child

Lessons From My Child

Number of page: 224
Author: Cindy Dowling, Neil Nicoll, Bernadette Thomas
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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Category: Family & Relationships

n n n n n n n n n n n nEvery expectant parent dreams of having a healthy, n‘perfect’ baby. But for some, those expectations are shattered forever with the narrival of a disabled child. Long-cherished hopes must now be set aside as nthese parents begin to deal with a new, unwelcome reality and take the first ntentative steps on a long and challenging life journey .n n
n nLessons from my Child is a collection of stories ngathered from parents of special-needs children from around the world. In their nown words, these parents speak openly and honestly about raising a child with nintellectual or physical disabilities – the sleepless nights, the long periods nof sadness, the tiny triumphs and the ongoing battle to ensure that their child nassumes his or her rightful place in the world. The stories are grouped into nchapters that reflect the main stages of many parents’ journeys as they move nfrom grief, denial and anger to a point where they can accept their situation, nand perhaps see their child’s disability as embodying a profound life lesson .nEach chapter begins with an expert psychological commentary on what parents may nbe experiencing at that stage .n n
n nThese accounts from parents nallow rare insights into the challenges of their world and reveal the nextraordinary rollercoaster of emotions many face daily. What emerges is a ntestament to human determination and a powerful reaffirmation of the strength nof love .n n n n