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Antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child’s disability

This is an honest and uplifting book for people who are navigating the early stages of raising a child with a disability. It is both a reassuring and relatable insight for what is a largely unknown (and initially terrifying) part of our world.

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This is an honest and uplifting book for people who are navigating the early stages of raising a child with a disability. It is both a reassuring and relatable insight for what is a largely unknown (and initially terrifying) part of our world.

‘Special’ features antidotes to the many questions new parents have, such as: Why has this happened to me? Will I ever stop comparing my child to typical children? How will my relationship survive? Will I be able to work again? Should I have another baby? And the big one: What will my future look like?

Melanie Dimmitt shares her own experiences in special-needs parenthood and the stories of parents of children with wide-ranging disabilities. In a soothing way, Dimmitt shares real stories and offers expert guidance and simple coping strategies to those people whose life has taken an unexpected turn.

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