Special Brothers and Sisters

Author: Monica McCaffrey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Special Brothers and Sisters is a collection of real-life accounts from the brothers and sisters of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. There is a lot of advice available for parents of a child with a disability or illness, but very little about the important issue of educating their siblings about how they feel, and why they may behave differently from other children. These stories - from 40 different families - come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. The book also provides a helpful glossary to explain, in child-friendly language, the disabilities and medical conditions mentioned, including: * ADHD * autism * cerebral palsy * cystic fibrosis * Down syndrome Special Brothers and Sisters is an engaging and educational collection that will enable young people and adults to share in the extraordinary experience of being a sibling of a child with special needs, a disability or serious illness.

Autism and Me

Author: Ouisie Shapiro
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497643848
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“If you see a kid with autism on the street, don’t yell at her if she’s doing something wrong. She can’t help it. Autism is really challenging,” explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell what it’s like to live with siblings who have autism. Sometimes they can’t talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can be tough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too. “Autism has helped us to become a better family,” adds Christian. “It teaches us patience and understanding.” Ouisie Shapiro’s inspiring book shows how children—and all of us—can grow in wisdom, acceptance, and love. Steven Vote’s warm photos capture the rich emotional life of these amazing families.

Siblings

Author: Kate Strohm
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862545809
Format: PDF, Docs
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The siblings of children with special needs are often the forgotten ones in families. Kate Strohm's book finally gives these sisters and brothers a voice. Kate shares her own story and the stories of other siblings who struggle with their feelings of resentment, guilt, grief and isolation. She also explores how these difficulties can manifest in adulthood as depression and anxiety; and gives detailed strategies for coping with these feelings.

Being the Other One

Author: Kate Strohm
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590301501
Format: PDF
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Offers an honest look at the emotional challenges faced by siblings with disabled brothers and sisters, such as isolation, grief, anger, and anxiety, along with encouragement and practical strategies for clearly identifying and openly expressing their feelings and concerns--and includes a resources section listing books, organizations, and web sites. Original.

My Child My Gift

Author: Madeline Pecora Nugent
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565482913
Format: PDF, Docs
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“A comprehensive guide for parents who are unfortunately given the ‘bad news’ regarding their pre-born child with either an ultrasound or laboratory diagnosis of a potential or real congenital problem. It explains to them both secular and religious faith-based strategies on how to emotionally, psychologically and spiritually prepare for and assimilate the multiple and various emotions they will have to reconcile, as well as how to deal with the mixed messages they will be receiving from family members, friends, physicians, and their own inner conflicting feelings…. My prayers have been answered in Madeline Pecora Nugent’s My Child, My Gift.” From the Foreword by MARK X. LOWNEY "This volume is a must read for each parent, grandparent and friend. Nugent has answered every question asked regarding the pains and joys of motherhood. Madeline's words are written to mothers who crave honest counsel and anticipate earnest guidance. To call this book "Every Mother's Bible" would sound irreverent. But sincerely this is undoubtedly the most profound and complete guide to understanding what love means at the heart of becoming a mother. This treasure piece is essential to occupy every woman's library.” TERRI GREEN Author of Simple Acts of Kindness Includes many insights and experiences of parents, along with b/w photos of their children.

Siblings

Author: Jane Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Children, teenagers and adults talk about what it is like growing up with siblings on the autism spectrum. They recount the good, bad and annoying stories, but also show the wisdom they've gained growing up quickly and learning to love their siblings for who they are.

Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506359353
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.

Special Siblings

Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN:
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The author combines her memories of life with her mentally challenged brother and interviews with other siblings that have similar experiences to explore the wide spectrum of feelings, from anger and guilt to love and pride, experienced by family members.

My Brother Charlie

Author: Holly Robinson Peete
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545356660
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From bestselling author and actress Holly Robinson Peete--a heartwarming story about a boy who happens to be autistic, based on Holly's son, who has autism. "Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows. Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.