It Isn’t Fair: Siblings Of Children With Disabilities

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Selected and compiled from two decades of The Exceptional Parent magazine, It Isn’t Fair! reveals first-hand the myriad feelings of normal brothers and sisters at all stages as they grapple with caretaking, frustration, powerlessness, jealousy, guilt, and worry about their special siblings. Breaking the wall of silence that deference has imposed on their experiences, here are the siblings of the child with autism, the child injured at birth, the child institutionalized after many years at home. Parents offer their own experiences and perspectives on their children, and they illustrate the importance of sharing information within the family.

© 1993 Klein, Stanley D. & Schleifer, Maxwell
Audience: Parent