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Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    Must read for parents, family members, and teachers

    If you are the parent, family member, friend, or teacher of a child with special needs, you must read this book! Don't be put off by the title-it is not at all mean-spirited. It is by turns funny and moving. The authors are "in the trenches" raising daughters with special needs. They are honest about their struggles, but I felt hopeful after I read the book, and realized how much mt son has taught me!

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

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    Highly reccomended!! Funny and touching!

    As the mother of two children with special needs, I found this book to be refreshingly honest about the blessings and the hardships of rasing children with additional needs. I laughed, I cried, and for the first time in a very long while, I felt like I wasn't alone. This is one of those books I will read again and again when I need a little lift.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

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    Highly Reccomended!! Honest and funny!

    As the mother of two children with very different special needs, I found this book to be refreshing, honest and funny. This accounting of rasing children with additional needs covers the heartbreak, humor and hilarity of rasing children in a world obsessed with "normal" and "perfect". I was reminded that I am not alone in this journey, and for that I am appreciative. This is one of those books I will read again and again when I need a little lift and encouragement.

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

    A MUST READ FOR ANY PARENT WITH AN IMPERFECT KID

    I smiled, I laughed, and I cried. But mostly I felt that there was finally 2 people I could relate too, that understood what it was REALLY like to be a parent of a child with special needs. My son has autism and to read someone else's story of living with autism made feel as if I wasn't so alone anymore. It also made me realize that its okay to have an "IMPERFECT" child, its something to celebrate everyday!

    Thanks you Gina And Patricia for helping me cope with being a single mom with a child that isn't perfect and for helping me to say, its not just okay, its great!!!

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

    A must read for any parent with an IMPERFECT KID

    I smiled, I laughed, and I cried. But mostly I felt that there was finally 2 people I could relate too, that understood what it was REALLY like to be a parent of a child with special needs. My son has autism and to read someone else's story of living with autism made feel as if I wasn't so alone anymore. It also made me realize that its okay to have an "IMPERFECT" child, its something to celebrate everyday!

    Thanks you Gina And Patricia for helping me cope with being a single mom with a child that isn't perfect and for helping me to say, its not just okay, its great!!!

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