How to Cope: Parenting a Child with Special Needs Kindle Edition
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"In a time of uncertainty, this book offers a refreshing outlook on what it means to be responsible for children with special needs or disabilities within our "village community." Written from an emic, or insider perspective, the book is a powerful narrative account of the lived experiences of a Jamaican mother's journey raising a child with special needs. Parents/caretakers, educators, and social service professionals as well as anyone supporting children with special needs will find this book both incredibly inspirational and informative due to its unique blend of storytelling, useful resources and tools, and research." -Dr. Amy Gooden, Lesley University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
"Christine Staple-Ebanks' How to Cope: Parenting a Child with Special Needs is a rich cache of inspiration, encouragement, and information to equip every parent of a child with special needs with the right attitude, perspective , and knowledge required to accept, embrace, and cope." -Dr. Ganesh Shetty, MBBS,DM(Psych), MPH,FCYP (UWI), FCAP (Ca),Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist (Jamaica) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- File Size : 47266 KB
- Print Length : 221 pages
- Publisher : Bala Press (May 21, 2020)
- ASIN : B0892SYV74
- Publication Date : May 21, 2020
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- Language: : English
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- Best Sellers Rank: #973,884 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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How To Cope: Parenting A Child With Special Needs is a guide book by Christine E. Staples Ebanks.
This book not only tells the story of the author's life while taking care of a special needs child, but also the stories of other parents who had to learn to accept their child and love them.
Some of us are lucky to have parents who gave everything they had to make sure we have a comfortable life.
I have a personal connection with this book because being born with cerebral palsy, I know the strugglesmy parents had to face. They were told by doctors I'd never have a normal life but look at me now.
All it takes is patient and loving parents who will go whatever it takes for their child.
But, that's not all because looking after a special needs child does not mean you forget yourself. A balance needs to be maintained because if you aren't healthy enough to look after your child who will?
This book isn't just a book with random facts, it's a well researched and detailed book to help parents (especially new parents) to help them understand how to look after and be there for a special needs child.
Its divided into two sections; Adjusting Your Life and Resources.
One of the things that stood out to me was how you shouldn't listen to the insensitive things other people say.
The first line in that paragraph, "there will always be someone who stares at your child..." hits do close to home because I've heard people asking my parents "Why does she walk that way?" or even my classmates pass comments like, "She can't even walk properly..." but sooner or later you learn to turn a deaf ear to these things and have to also teach your child to stay strong and remember that they are still loved.
All children are a gift, whether special needs or not.
In addition to the transformative stories, the strength-based strategies introduced throughout the book are real, practical, and plentiful! It is a must-read and should be entered in educational and clinical studies coursework to actively prepare the professional workforce to see and authentically value the voice of families. The book powerfully inspires, informs, and educates. This book is a resource companion to return to over and over again.