Grandparents can be a great help to families of kids with special needs. They can also be a great hindrance, often because they are unsure of how to help or because they are grieving over lost dreams for their children’s families and their grandchildren. With that in mind, here’s a resource to consider as a last minute Christmas gift for those grandparenting a child with special needs.
Resources for Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs
But, resources for grandparents are few and far between. But I recently ran across one that sounds very helpful. Now, I haven’t had time to read the book, so I can’t give a personal recommendation. But here are a few reviews for you to read:
- Susan Adcox’s review at about.com
- O. D. Collin’s review at The Permanente Journal
- Midwest Book Review at Amazon.com
Charlotte E. Thompson
The author, Charlotte E. Thompson, is a pediatrician, mother and grandmother, so she speaks from professional and personal experience. From the reviews, I’m eager to read the book – though when that will happen is a little fuzzy. If I buy a copy and add it to the stack of special needs books on my bedside table, will they breed and create more work?
Your Two Cents Worth
If you’ve read Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs, would you please share your thoughts by leaving a comment? Maybe your review will help potential readers (myself include) decide whether or not to purchase the book.
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