Special Brothers and Sisters

Author: Monica McCaffrey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846421457
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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.

Siblings

Author: Kate Strohm
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862545809
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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.

Brothers and Sisters in Adoption

Author: Arleta James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006431
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What about the kids already there? How do they do when a child with a challenging past joins a family by adoption? When experienced parents decide to adopt an older child or a sibling group, they jump through all kinds of bureaucratic hoops â?? background checks, interviews, group meetings, reading assignments, classes, etc. But most often the typically developing children these adults are already parenting (whether through birth or adoption) are left out of the process, informed that a new kid is coming, and simply expected to â??adjustâ?? to the addition of another sibling. The addition of a child with a history of neglect or trauma cannot be a seamless transition. The expectations of everyone involved â?? parents, new siblings, and, yes, professionals facilitating the adoption â?? must be realistic, taking into account that the new child will need special attention that may take away time and attention from the already resident kids, that family life is likely to be turned topsy turvy until appropriate counseling and support are in place, that relationships will change. Therapist Arleta James is certainly not the first person to recognize this, but she is the first to do something about it. Brothers and Sisters in Adoption offers insights and examples and sturdy, practical, proven tools for helping newly configured families prepare, accept, react, and mobilize to become a new and different family meeting the practical, physical and emotional needs of all its members. These well prepared and supported families are the ones who thrive!

My Brother Charlie

Author: Holly Robinson Peete
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545356660
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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.

My Child My Gift

Author: Madeline Pecora Nugent
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565482913
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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.

What about Me

Author: Brennan Farmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692872727
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"Having a sibling on the spectrum brings great joy. It also brings a flurry of emotions, challenges and questions. Written by a seven-year-old boy, "What About Me?" works through the day-to-day struggles and joys of being an autism sibling."--Back cover.

Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506359353
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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.

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897723
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Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.

Little Big Sister

Author: Amy McCoy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692651414
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Meet nine-year-old Katie, the little sister who feels like a big sister. Her eleven-year-old brother, Mikey, has autism. Katie can ride a two-wheeler, but Mikey's bike still has training wheels. Katie rides the bus to school, while Mikey takes the special needs van. When a new student with special needs joins Katie's class, she notices that some kids just don't "get it" about autism and other disabilities. Discover how Katie, along with her friends Lauren and Bella, are determined to make a difference at their school.