Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Different Dream Parenting

Having raised foster kids with special needs and worked with many others in schools, I know quite a bit about the subject of parenting them. Without doubt Different Dream Parenting; A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs by Jolene Philo is the most helpful book on the topic I've ever seen. It's loaded with practical advice and resources for every stage of the lives of special kids from birth to adulthood and even includes a section about coping with death of a special child. The author tells of her own experience and quotes many other parents who have children with special needs.

The book has a strong Christian message, but even readers who are not religious will find the vast collection of helpful information worth the purchase price.


  1. Hi Janet,

    Thank you for your kind words. It means a great deal when someone who parented kids with special needs and is a professional in the field recommends it so highly.

    I would like to invite your readers to visit which features daily posts from guest bloggers in the special needs community, resources, and encouragement.

    Thanks again,
    Jolene Philo

  2. Great book recommendation, I need to tell my girlfriend about it.

    Best regards,
    Award-winning Children’s Author
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  3. Thanks, Donna. It will probably be very helpful to her.