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You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities
     

You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities

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by Stanley klein (Editor), Kim Schive (Editor)
 

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So many mothers and fathers of children with disabilities have said those words. Now there is a wonderful resource that lets other parents know they are not alone. In You Will Dream New Dreams, a compassionate, deeply-felt collection of writings, you'll discover the common ground of emotions shared by parents of children with disabilities. Real-life fathers and

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So many mothers and fathers of children with disabilities have said those words. Now there is a wonderful resource that lets other parents know they are not alone. In You Will Dream New Dreams, a compassionate, deeply-felt collection of writings, you'll discover the common ground of emotions shared by parents of children with disabilities. Real-life fathers and mothers of kids with cerebral palsy, juvenile diabetes, autism, mental retardation, and other life-changing illnesses or injuries speak from the heart on how they mourned for the child of their dreams...learned the importance of turning to friends instead of being "strong" all the time...experienced the wrenching disappointment of letting go of certain expectations for their child...and found the unexpected joy of discovering new dreams. Healing, coping, surviving, and even being happy again; these messages of encouragement and hope, from parent to parent, offer a helping hand when it is most needed-during tough days or anytime true understanding can make all the difference.

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Library Journal
Knowing that "parents' strongest allies will always be other parents," Klein and Schive have collected from all over the country stories by parents of children with special needs. You Will Dream New Dreams is a remarkable parent's support group in print. The shared narratives come from those with newly diagnosed children, adult disabled children, and everything in between; their stories are short and unfold in plain language just what the parent suffering from informational and emotional overload needs. These experiences offer hope and encouragement and serve as a reminder that there are others out there who can help. The appendix includes resources to help parents track down local information and support. Klein is a cofounder of Exceptional Parent magazine and Schive is an associate editor there, so one can assume that this book will get ample publicity from that publication, the one most read by the target audience. This one will be requested. Essential for all consumer health collections. KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758222824
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'You Will Dream New Dreams' is a unigue publication in that it is written for parents by parents. No matter how well meaning or informed a professional may be there is no substitute for hearing real experiences from others who have lived them. This book is formatted in a way that enables the reader to select pages a random and read only a portion of the essays at once. When our daughter was born I remember a tremendous 'information overload' which, combined with the shock of her birth, left me unable to absord large amounts of information. I highly remommend this helpful and informative book to anyone.