Parent in Crisis: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Special Needs Home

Parent in Crisis: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Special Needs Home

by John E Goralski
Parent in Crisis: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Special Needs Home

Parent in Crisis: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Special Needs Home

by John E Goralski

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Overview

Do you feel like a bad parent because you are overwhelmed by the challenges of raising a special needs child? Are you struggling to handle your child's educational needs, behavioral challenges, meltdowns, and temper tantrums? Are you finding it difficult to control emotions like anger, resentment, fear, and self-pity? Do you feel trapped, lonely, and misunderstood?

If so, you might be a parent in crisis.

John E. Goralski, an award-winning journalist and photographer, explores his lifelong journey of self-discovery as a single father of an autistic child. His unique ability to combine his real-life experience and education with introspective thought-analysis, helps provide a smart and creative road map for special needs families.

This book offers a first-hand look into what it feels like to be an overwhelmed parent, offering valuable insights into the unique insecurities, social problems, and obstacles that must be overcome by special needs families, and exploring the way his family navigated communication barriers, divorce and separation, public education, vacations, puberty, love, and even the death of close family and friends.

Whether you have a special needs family member or are struggling to handle difficult life situations, this book will open your eyes to a new way of thinking. Inevitably, you will learn how to better deal with crisis, and find your peace and purpose.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798988901501
Publisher: Hijack Publishing Company L.L.C.
Publication date: 09/01/2023
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

John E. Goralski is an award-winning journalist and photographer, an editor, a publisher, and the father of a special needs child. He resides in Connecticut with his son, Jack.

John began his writing career after the birth of his son, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler in the early 2000s. Prior to this, he had been working in the insurance industry after graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991 with a degree in English.

His career shift was necessitated by his son's diagnosis, so that he could earn a living while also having the flexibility to become the primary caregiver for his special needs child. The next two decades would provide an arduous and challenging journey of understanding and learning how to deal with the many levels of crisis, stemming from the many insecurities, social issues, and obstacles that are so prevalent in special needs homes. He overcame the challenges of divorce, poverty, and isolation that pervades the special needs home.

John's unique ability to combine his real-life experience and education with introspective thought-analysis, helps provide a smart and creative road map for living a peaceful and purpose-driven life despite the inevitable emotional hazards that special needs parents face.

Whether you have a special needs family member or are struggling to handle any other difficult life situation, this book will open your eyes to a new way of thinking. Inevitably, you will learn to better navigate your own unique challenges to find a sense of peace and purpose no matter what your situation.

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