It Isn't Fair! Siblings of Children with Disabilities

It Isn't Fair! Siblings of Children with Disabilities

It Isn't Fair! Siblings of Children with Disabilities

It Isn't Fair! Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Synopsis

This book presents a wide range of perspectives on the relationship of siblings to children with disabilities. These perspectives are written in the first person by parents, young adult siblings, younger siblings, and professionals. A series of chapters illustrates changing views about children with disabilities and their families. There is a unique collection of chapters by parents and siblings, including moving, firsthand accounts. The authors show the importance of parents as teachers of their children and illustrate the growing awareness of, and concerns about, the family when one child is disabled. Information in families must be shared, the book asserts, and the issues of fairness, expectations, rewards, punishments, caretaking responsibilities, and negative feelings are all thoroughly discussed.
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