There are moments in my parenting that I take with stride, others are a little more challenging. There are challenges we accept as part of the gig, and others, like autism or Asperger’s that leave us standing on an island. Chicken Soup for the Soul has released a new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Kids in the Spectrum that will wrap parents of children in the spectrum with support, advice and insight.
It takes a challenging situation and finds the lighter side and positives of special needs children. It’s a book that reminds us we are not alone that there is humor and light to be found. It’s about triumph in obstacles that some will never face.
There is an introduction by Dr. Rebecca Landa of the world-renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute that is not to be missed. The stories that follow will touch your heart as you read about getting the diagnosis, therapies and tips from parents who have been there, the amazing talents and interests of children with ASD, the challenges and successes, getting help from friends and strangers, funny moments, school and camp experiences, family and siblings, hope, expectations and leaving the nest as well as the everyday moments, events and epiphanies.
This book is for anyone who just wants to have their heart warmed. It’s about counting your blessings, including those inside the spectrum. A truly inspirational read.
Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.
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