Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability.
The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experience. Their contributions reflect a wide range of cultures; some are single fathers, others are married adoptive fathers. What they all have in common are the challenges that face them and their families in raising a child with a disability. Issues explored include the reactions of family, friends and colleagues, how to deal with the organisations and professionals that support families with a disabled child, and the difficulty of being open about feelings in a culture that doesn't always expect men to have a sensitive or nurturing role.
Offering direct and thoughtful perspectives on being a father of a child with a disability, this book will be a valuable source of support and information for families with disabled children, and also for health and social care professionals who work with these families.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword by The Right Honourable David Cameron MP. Introduction. Chapter 1: John. Chapter 2: Phil. Chapter 3: Andrew. Chapter 4: Rob. Chapter 5: Kash. Chapter 6: Simon. Chapter 7: Andrew. Chapter 8: Matthew. Chapter 9: Kevin. Chapter 10: Nigel. Chapter 11: Yuri. Chapter 12: Steve. Chapter 13: Jonathon. Chapter 14: Gordon. Chapter 15: Tony. Chapter 16: Paul. Chapter 17: Richard. Chapter 18: Mike. Chapter 19: Edward. Chapter 20: John. Chapter 21: Michael. Conclusion. Glossary of Terms. Index.