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Special Kids Need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Special Kids Need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Author: Judith Loseff Lavin
ISBN 13: 9780425176627
ISBN 10: 425176622
Edition: 1
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $22.00

Parents of children with special needs face unique emotional and practical challenges that are seldom addressed by the medical community. In Special Kids Need Special Parents, Judith Loseff Lavin-herself the parent of a child with special needs-draws on interviews with health care professionals, nationally recognized authorities, and other parents to give readers the answers, advice, and comfort they crave.

* Coping with chronic pain, sleep problems, and frequent hospitalizations
* Dealing with feelings of grief and anger
* Choosing a therapist
* Finding suitable, reliable childcare
* How to cope with teasing
* The impact a child with special needs can have on a marriage, siblings, and grandparents
* Finding cosmetic, prosthetic, and orthotic help
* and more

An unflinching look at the multiple challenges of raising a child with special needs...a wealth of useful information. (Adele Faber, co-author of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk)

A wise and helpful book written by someone who knows what needs to be said and has earned the right to say it. (Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People)

Author Bio: Judith Loseff Lavin has written for the Chicago Sun-Times and many magazines. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in secondary teaching, Ms. Lavin is involved with several organizations that promote the welfare and progress of children with special needs.