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More than a mom : living a full and balanced life when your child has special needs / Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett.

By: Baskin, Amy
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2006Edition: 1st edDescription: viii, 487 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 1890627518; 9781890627515Subject(s): Across the lifespan | Resources for parents | Books by parents | Co-occurring conditions and other disabilities | Developmental Disabilities (DD)Summary: "Solid, practical advice on how to cope with the many personal challenges mothers of children with disabilities face at home, at work, and within themselves. A “how to” guide for living a balanced, fulfilling life with advice from moms who have been there – this includes the authors’ experiences and insights, and tips from dozens of other moms of kids with special needs who filled out the authors’ questionnaire. Jam-packed with useful steps you can take to make your life more manageable, and ultimately more fulfilling. Book addresses 2 main concerns: · Taking Care of Yourself (at home)– o physically--realistic ways to fit in exercise (and why that’s essential), eating to stay healthy (as opposed to dieting), tackling sleep deprivation, etc.o emotionally--finding time for friends (and how to make/keep friends, when your life is revolving around your child’s special needs), recognizing depression/stress/anger and what to do about it, etc.o practically speaking--organizing/balancing all the demands on your time, facing financial challenges o spiritually/ psychically—reevaluating your goals, dreams, what you want out of life · Taking Care of Business o juggling work and home o finding child care for a special needs child, etc o your legal rights at work (family leave, etc.) o different types of flexible work option or accommodations (flex time, telecommuting, job share, extended leave, etc.) and how to ask for them o getting support from your boss and coworkers o if you have to stop working, how to “keep a foot in the workplace” by volunteering, consulting, etc.o re-joining the workforce o changing careers or starting your own business."
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"Solid, practical advice on how to cope with the many personal challenges mothers of children with disabilities face at home, at work, and within themselves. A “how to” guide for living a balanced, fulfilling life with advice from moms who have been there – this includes the authors’ experiences and insights, and tips from dozens of other moms of kids with special needs who filled out the authors’ questionnaire. Jam-packed with useful steps you can take to make your life more manageable, and ultimately more fulfilling. Book addresses 2 main concerns: · Taking Care of Yourself (at home)– o physically--realistic ways to fit in exercise (and why that’s essential), eating to stay healthy (as opposed to dieting), tackling sleep deprivation, etc.o emotionally--finding time for friends (and how to make/keep friends, when your life is revolving around your child’s special needs), recognizing depression/stress/anger and what to do about it, etc.o practically speaking--organizing/balancing all the demands on your time, facing financial challenges o spiritually/ psychically—reevaluating your goals, dreams, what you want out of life · Taking Care of Business o juggling work and home o finding child care for a special needs child, etc o your legal rights at work (family leave, etc.) o different types of flexible work option or accommodations (flex time, telecommuting, job share, extended leave, etc.) and how to ask for them o getting support from your boss and coworkers o if you have to stop working, how to “keep a foot in the workplace” by volunteering, consulting, etc.o re-joining the workforce o changing careers or starting your own business."