If there’s anything the 32 parent-writers and 15 experts of Easy to Love but Hard to Raise want you to know, it’s this: You are not alone. We’ve been there. We’ve done that. We’ve navigated the system. Some of us succeeded. Some failed. We’ve been judged by friends, teachers, family, & strangers. We’ve gotten the phone calls… More Easy To Love But Hard To Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories
In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe… More Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
From the American Red Cross, this book is intended for soon to be parents and parents who on a daily basis are responsible for the health and safety of their children. What you need to know day-to-day. DVD included.
Three points of view-parent’s, therapist’s, and child’s-make this a practical guide on for raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or other behavioral issues. This book will help with the unique discipline and organization challenges kids with these issues have. When getting up, going to school, completing homework, helping with chores, and getting to bed… More From Chaos To Calm: Effective Parenting of Challenging Children with ADHD and other Behavioral Problems
In eye-opening narrative based on their parent support group process, nine mothers explore the intense, sometimes painful, emotional terrain of raising a child with special needs. The children who have helped shape the women’s lives have a variety of special needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD, and multiple disabilities. The successes, setback, struggles,… More From The Heart: On Being The Mother Of A Child With Special Needs
This is the first book for solo parents whose kids have a wide variety of disabilities (physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric), and who are widowed, separated, divorced, single by choice, adoptive or foster parents, or military spouses with deployed partners. The author skillfully weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and… More Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities
In this Inspirational story, the author gives the reader an inside look into the many years of misery she experienced by her daughter’s drug addictions. Through it all, she was able to find peace and reveals how she was able to recover. Recovery from pain to peace. She was not only was dealing with her… More Grandparents Returning to Parenthood: A Parent’s Recovery Story from Pain to Peace: a Supportive Guide for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Parents of Adult Addicts
Great tips for promoting peace in your family and giving your youngster the ‘people’ skills that will last a lifetime. Written to help parents teach children how to get attention without whining, deal with feelings, respect boundaries and solve problems. Easy to understand, real life examples.
Recognizing that parents and families can greatly influence the development of their 10- through 14-year-olds this booklet is part of a national effort to provide parents with the latest research and practical information to help them support their children both at home and in school. The booklet is organized into 13 sections around the following… More Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence: For Parents of Children From 10 Through 14
Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child’s behavior now but will determine how he or she turns out later. This book shows you exactly what’s going… More How To Hug A Porcupine: Negotiating The Prickly Points Of The Tween Years
Karen’s love story of raising her young granddaughters for several years, letting them capture her heart, her life, and her soul, and then having to give them back – resulting in a painful, yet spiritual journey of love, healing, and reunion. Along with her story, she includes suggestions on the “how’s, what’s and why’s” one… More I Love You from the Edges: Lessons from Raising Grandchildren
I WISH… is a book about conflict, courage and creative solutions. It tells what it is like to be the parent of a child with disabilities. It relates to the experience of disabled adults. It gives new perspective to professionals who work with exceptional families. Kate McAnaney writes eloquently and concisely about the issues which… More I Wish … Dreams And Realities Of Parenting A Special Needs Child
Told from the perspective of a two year old, this book is designed to help parents understand their child and address specific issues, such as toilet training, bedtime battles, and behavior.
Full of tips to coping with the stress of raising a child with special needs. A healthy dose of reality and humor!
Designed as a manual to complement the clinician’s guide, this book is written for birth, foster, or adoptive parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, or anyone who may be raising a child who has experienced attachment loss and trauma. Their severe behaviors can often leave caregivers feeling confused, frightened, hurt, and overwhelmed, as they struggle to… More Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma
Written by a Mother this book is a series of short stories and poetry, providing an intimate view of life with a child with a disability. “On Having to Give Bad News” is a small tribute to the many professionals – educators, therapists, consultants, psychologists, physicians, and so on – who had fallen in love… More It Matters: Lessons From My Son
Marriage, children, money, and everyday battles take their toll on any parent. This book navigates a clear path through the roller coaster of life. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be motivated by author, Rick Daynes, the keeping-it-real father of five, three of whom have special needs. Although he speaks to dads of special kids,… More Keep It Together Man: For Dad’s with a Special Kid
Gabriel was born with Down syndrome and then, as a toddler, was diagnosed with autism as well. For a period of two years Gabriel lost the night, waking at all hours and requiring continuous attention. The author writes of nights filled with confusion and chaos, and deep, unfulfilled wishes to understand her son. Saving Gabriel,… More Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours
There is no evidence that flash cards, DVDs or even educational websites will raise your toddler’s IQ, teach her to read faster, or learn math at a younger age. Instead, researchers have found that parents who interact with their kids have the biggest influence on how well their toddlers learn. So read with your toddler.… More Life with Toddler: Parenting from 1 to 3 Years (DVD)
Navigating the world of disability services and programs is very frustrating and overwhelming. Regardless of your career status or educational background, when you learn that your child has a disability, you begin a journey that takes you into a life filled with strong emotions and difficult choices that affect the entire family. This book provides… More Linking Arms: A Leadership Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities