Monday, June 27, 2016

The Life We Never Expected

Parents of children with special needs face enormous challenges. They face a different journey in life than many parents. But it doesn't mean that it's a bad journey. It's just a different one than they expected. In their new book Rachel and Andrew Wilson tell their story of parenting children with special needs.

The Story

In this book the authors are honest about their emotions about dealing with the life of a parent who has a child with special needs. They expected children who were going to be what the world calls normal, but they received children who were different from the norm. They question why this has happened to them. And how they have to deal with coming up with different expectations for their children due to their special needs.

What I Liked

I liked that these parents were honest. They were honest enough to say that they were disappointed when they found out their children had autism. I used to work with individuals with special needs. I always found that the families loved their children unconditionally. They supported their children. All children require effort, but there comes a time when most children become more independent. And for some parents of children with special needs that doesn't happen.

I didn't feel like these parents were complaining. And it reminded me that individuals with disabilities are a gift to the world. They teach us one of the great lessons in life. They teach us the great lesson of compassion.

Who Should Read This Book

Parents with children with disabilities will probably enjoy this book. And individuals who work with disabilities can benefit from what these parents have to tell the world.

Disclaimer

I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for this book, but the opinions are all mine.


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