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Special Kids Need Special Parents
     

Special Kids Need Special Parents

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by Judith Loseff Lavin
 
Parents of children with special needs face unique emotional and practical challenges everyday. These issues are seldom addressed by the medical community—and parents’ most compelling questions remain unanswered. Judith Loseff Lavin was thrust into the world of children’s hospitals and special needs when her daughter was born with a cleft lip

Overview

Parents of children with special needs face unique emotional and practical challenges everyday. These issues are seldom addressed by the medical community—and parents’ most compelling questions remain unanswered. Judith Loseff Lavin was thrust into the world of children’s hospitals and special needs when her daughter was born with a cleft lip and palate. In Special Kids Need Special Parents, she draws on interviews with health care professionals, nationally recognized authorities, and other parents of children with special needs to give readers the advice, encouragement, and comfort they crave. Raising a child with special needs can be a daunting task, but it can also be a meaningful journey—helping parents uncover reserves of strength, wisdom and love they never knew they had.

 Boosting your child’s self-esteem
 Coping with chronic pain, sleep problems and frequent hospitalizations
 Dealing with your feelings of grief and anger
 Choosing a therapist
 Finding suitable, reliable childcare
 How to cope with teasing
 The impact a child with special needs can have on a marriage, siblings, and grandparents
 Finding cosmetic help, including hair replacement
 Prosthetic and orthotic options

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425176627
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,350,229
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Judith Loseff Lavin has written for the Chicago Sun-Times and many magazines, including Newsweek. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in secondary teaching, Ms. Lavin is involved with several organizations that promote the welfare and progress of children with special needs.

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Special Kids Need Special Parents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books available, offering sound, practical suggestions on finding a therapist, self esteem, coping with teasing, grief and anger and much more. The book is easy to read and should be a valuable addition to any home with unique parenting challenges.