So will this book be helpful for you?  Answer this questions.

  1. Do you feel major depression because of your child's diagnosis?
  2. Have you sought out treatment for your depression or are you waiting for your child to get better?
  3. Are you worried what other parents think when your child shows autistic behaviors?
  4. Are you embarrassed by your child's  behaviors?
  5. Do you feel guilty that you are not doing enough to help or treat your autistic child?
  6. Do you not give adequate time to your other children because you are too busy with your autistic child?
  7. Do you avoid vacations or avoid going places because it is just easier to stay at home?
  8. Do you still do activities for yourself away from the kids that make you feel alive and vibrant or have they been placed on the back burner?
  9. Is autism an obstacle to your sex life?
  10. Do you feel anger about the lack of understanding about  your family's predicament from the rest of your family, friends, or society?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably will benefit greatly by buying this book.   This book addresses all of these questions and many more.  At the end of each chapter is a summary of the strategies that can be used to improve your situation as well as many websites that can be browsed for further information.  Tim Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics writes" This brilliant book offers a wealth of insights and advice on finding personal happiness and contentment while parenting a child with autism."    Add this book to your autism home library today

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When I first came across this book,  I was contemplating whether or not to  buy it .  Then I read this passage and I knew I needed to have it.

"One afternoon, we went to the store," Kathleen explains, and Oscar saw Little Bear toothpaste.  I didn't see it, so I didn't buy it.  At home that night, all of a sudden, he had to have it.  He kept asking us where it was.  In his mind, it was somewhere in the house and we weren't giving it to him.  He just went out of his mind, slamming his head into the washing machine.  There was nothing that I could say that would make him understand that we didn't have it.  His tantrum went on for eight hours.  Kathleen says,  "it just felt hopeless.  I sat there looking at him and there was nothing I could do or say to help him calm down.  I loved him and yet I also hated him- and I felt horrible for hating him.  There he was, all of four and a half years old, and in my head I was wishing him away.  I locked myself in the bathroom and just cried."

A mother who felt so helpless she was wishing her child away.
  I thought,  could this happen to me and my child?   I bought the book on the spot and I have not regretted it.   So what can you learn from this book?  The book is divided into 8 sections

  • It's All How You Look at It
  • Surviving the Great Autism- Therapy Chase
  • Spending Time with Our Kids- and Enjoying It
  • Me, Myself, and I
  • Improving Our Love Lives
  • Moving Beyond " You and Me against the World"
  • Letting Go
  • Looking toward the Future
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