Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Special Kind of Love

I saw something online about a book that sounded helpful, contacted the author, and she sent me a free copy to review. A Special Kind of Love by Susan Titus Osborn and Janet Lynn Mitchell is by far the most helpful book for parents of kids with special needs that I've ever seen.
Besides the two authors, many others have contributed their own stories, which are combined with practical hints. Both good and bad aspects of raising kids with a wide variety of special needs are addressed. Some of the less obvious topics covered are dealing with the rude comments of other people, choosing and dealing with doctors and schools, managing time when a child needs so much of it, and what to do when the kids grow up.
Probably the most helpful thing about the book is the comfort of realizing you're not alone and that other parents have been through the same things. This is definitely a Christian book with a strong spiritual aspect, but would be helpful to people of all religions or none at all.


  1. Thanks for the recommendation, Janet!

  2. I am looking into using this book to lead a Bible Study for families of children with disabilities in my church. Do you have any suggestions on where I may be able to get them at a discount??

    Thank you!


  3. I'm sorry, but I can't help there. Maybe if you google the title you'll find some online stores that sell them cheaply.