It Isn't Fair!: Siblings of Children with Disabilities / Edition 1

It Isn't Fair!: Siblings of Children with Disabilities / Edition 1

by Stanley D. Klein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897893336

ISBN-13: 9780897893336

Pub. Date: 06/21/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Parenting is always a vital and challenging task. Even more vital and challenging is the task of parenting a child with a disability. When there is more than one child in the family, all parents want to share their time, energy, and love with all their children - and all siblings sometimes wonder if they are being treated fairly. When one child in a family has a…  See more details below

Overview

Parenting is always a vital and challenging task. Even more vital and challenging is the task of parenting a child with a disability. When there is more than one child in the family, all parents want to share their time, energy, and love with all their children - and all siblings sometimes wonder if they are being treated fairly. When one child in a family has a disability, all this becomes more complex. Parents and sisters and brothers often feel that for them, "It isn't fair." Selected and compiled from two decades of The Exceptional Parent magazine, It Isn't Fair! reveals first-hand the myriad feelings of "normal" brothers and sisters at all stages as they grapple with caretaking, frustration, powerlessness, jealousy, guilt, and worry about their "special" siblings. Breaking the "wall of silence" that deference has imposed on their experiences, here are the siblings of the child with autism, the child injured at birth, the child institutionalized after many years at home. Parents offer their own experiences and perspectives on their children, and they illustrate the importance of sharing information within the family. The editors also include professional commentary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893336
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/21/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ISiblings Begin to Talk Together1
Brother to Sister, Sister to Brother3
Forgotten Children33
Pt. IIParents and Professionals41
For the Love of Wess45
A Sibling Born Without Disabilities: A Special Kind of Challenge51
When the Youngest Becomes the Oldest55
Brothers With a Difference61
Darwin and Caleb65
Christina Loves Katherine71
Is That Your Brother? Our Family's Response75
The Sibling Situation79
But Not Enough to Tell the Truth: Developmental Needs of Siblings83
Pt. IIISiblings87
The Other Children91
Life With My Sister: Guilty No More97
My Brother Warren103
My Special Brother107
Reflections of a College Freshman: Away from Home for the First Time109
Courage in Adversity: My Brother Dick111
Dear Mom115
Pt. IVCase Studies121
I Get Upset When I See the Kids Playing with Jimmy125
When I Grow Up, I'm Never Coming Back!133
Jerry Got Lost in the Shuffle139
We Go Our Separate Way, Together but Alone147
I'm Not Going to Be John's Baby Sitter Forever155
Pt. VYoung Siblings163
Lydia and Trevor165
Nathan and Timmy165
Randy and Robert166
My Little Brother166
Andrew167
Melon168
A Story about Zoe168
My Brother169
My Sister Whitney170
My Brother John is Handicapped170
Conclusion171
Resources173
Index175

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