More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs

More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs

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by Heather Fawcett, Amy Baskin
     
 

MORE THAN A MOM explores how women can lead rich, fulfilling personal lives while parenting a child with special needs. The authors' skillful blend of research, personal experiences, and feedback from over 500 mothers across North America results in a book that is jam-packed with practical strategies, advice, and reassurance for mothers trying to create moreSee more details below

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MORE THAN A MOM explores how women can lead rich, fulfilling personal lives while parenting a child with special needs. The authors' skillful blend of research, personal experiences, and feedback from over 500 mothers across North America results in a book that is jam-packed with practical strategies, advice, and reassurance for mothers trying to create more manageable and fulfilling lives.

MORE THAN A MOM addresses the universal concerns and questions of all mothers, coupled with the added intensity of raising children with disabilities. This how-to guide looks at the challenges mothers face at home, at work, and within themselves, with special attention paid to:

Staying healthy both physically and emotionally
Keeping friendships
Staying organized
Maintaining your marriage
Nurturing interests and goals
Seeking flexible work options
Changing careers or starting a business
Rejoining the workforce
Finding specialized childcare
Advocating for your child

The mothers who were interviewed for the book have diverse backgrounds and family dynamics. Given their differences and the fact that their children have such varied disabilities, it's striking that these mothers face such similar issues. MORE THAN A MOM provides mothers with many voices and solutions that will resonate with their own circumstances. Husbands, extended family, friends, support organizations, and service providers will also want to read this insightful and fact-filled book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627515
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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