The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs

The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special NeedsA View From Within The Whirlwind Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs Four Years Ago, Denise Brodey S Young Son Was Diagnosed With A Combination Of Special Needs As She Struggled To Make Sense Of Her New, Chaotic World, What She Found Comforted Her Most Was Talking With Other Parents Of Kids With Special Needs, Learning How They Coped With The Emotional, Medical, And Social Challenges They Faced In The Elephant In The Playroom, Brodey Introduces Us To A Community Of Intrepid Moms And Dads Who Eloquently Share The Extraordinary Highs And Heartbreaking Lows Of Parenting A Child With ADD ADHD, Sensory Disorders, Childhood Depression, Autism, And Physical And Learning Disabilities, As Well As Kids Who Fall Between Diagnoses Hailing From Florida To Alaska, With Kids Ages Three To Thirty Three, The Parents In This Collection Address Everything From Deciding To Medicate A Child To How They Ve Learned To Take Care Of Themselves, Offering Readers Comfort, Kinship, And Much Needed Perspective.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 256 pages
  • The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs
  • Denise Brodey
  • English
  • 14 June 2018

10 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs

  1. says:

    I hated reviews of this book, a collection of essays I think everyone should read Elephant came about because Denise Brodey, editor of Fitness mag, wanted to hear the stories of other parents of special needs children when her son was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder and childhood depression in 2003 Using her professional background, Brodey asked these parents to share their stories the ups and downs, joys and pains, laughter and tears in short essays These are the experience of parents and siblings whose lives are affected by special needs children.I took immense comfort in these stories even as I seethed at the reviewers I went through with a pen not even a pencil , starring and underlining and drawing smiley faces and exclamation points Everyone spoke the truth of my existence, even if the diagnoses of our children differed T he whiplash of being a special needs mom seemed permanent, writes Brodey p 83 A mother of a son with autism echoes my fatigue I could never, ever, let my guard down, and by the end of the day, the strain of always trying to stay one step ahead of his overactive mind exhausted me physica...

  2. says:

    Inspiring and surprisingly funny, heartbreaking and painfully comforting this book is a collection of essays by parents about raising kids with special needs My husband and I picked it up at the bookstore during one of our many quests for answers Then the book sat in a pile waiting to be read for months My husband finally picked it up and finished reading it in about three days He let out a huge sigh, of relief, Wow, we re not alone It took me weeks to get through it, and perhaps an entire box of Kleenex I let out many heavy sighs, of despair, Wow, we re not alone While my husband took comfort in knowing other parents share similar struggles, I found that fact to be somewhat depressing Many times I set the book aside, vowing not to read one page A few days later, I would pick it up again, read just one essay I m glad I finally finished the book it comes full circle through a wide range of emotions, and it ends with acceptance and hope The book covers topics such as medication, schools, going public, the constant ups and downs, taking time for yourself Anyone who is raising a special needs child should ...

  3. says:

    I wish that people would read stories like the ones included in this book If you don t have children with special needs and even if you do it s easy to assume that a child s poor behavior is a direct reflection of the parenting...

  4. says:

    When you re a parent, you often feel like you re the only person in the world dealing with the challenges of raising kids I think that s why Supernanny is so popular it makes us feel like other people have kids worse than our own When you re raising a child with special needs, though, these problems can be even obvious, and alienating The Elephant in the Playroom is a collection of essays written by average parents with not so average kids Ranging from preschoolers with ADHD to adult children living with autism, these personal, naked stories had me in tears over and over again In one way, it gave me perspective I don t have it too bad My son only has ADHD, a learning disability and communication disorder It could be worse On the other hand, it was also comforting to hear from other parents with ADHD kids that also struggle with well meaning family advice, parent...

  5. says:

    I loved that these were parents and not experts talking about their own children Each story is unique and each one taught me something Some stories are really heart wrenching, like the mom who had a sweet autistic son The first day of Kindergarten the teacher announces to the staff, Shoot, they stuck me with that autistic kid this year Nice Needless to say, they had a horrible year with an unbending teach...

  6. says:

    This was a remarkable collection of essays written by the parents of special needs children What surprised me the most was the quality of the writing neither too professional nor too unpracticed everything was well paced I enjoyed the variety of the essays and the topics ...

  7. says:

    This book rings true on many levels Some of the parents who share their stories were overwhelmed, desperate, and panicky at some points Yet they were also thrilled by so many of their children s accomplishments Many felt the desire or ne...

  8. says:

    I recommend this book especially for any parent of a special needs child While there were no children in this book with Down syndrome, the life experiences of these parents are universal We are fiercely protective of our children, ...

  9. says:

    When you do the work that I do, no amount of attempting to understand how parents with special needs kids feel is too much This book is a great one because it honestly and candidly takes you into the lives of parents through their own words It s a quick read and on...

  10. says:

    This book helped me realize that my new normal is a lot of parents new normal Can t think of a better title for a book about that which most parents don t want to discuss but which is as clear as the nose on o...

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