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Special Brothers and Sisters Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with a Disability or Serious Illness

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ISBN-10: 1843103834

ISBN-13: 9781843103837

Edition: 2005

Authors: Annette Hames, Monica McCaffrey, Brendan McCaffrey

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Special Brothers and Sisters is a collection of real-life accounts from the brothers and sisters of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. There is a lot of advice available for parents of a child with a disability or illness, but very little about the important issue of educating their siblings about how they feel, and why they may behave differently from other children. Special Brothers and Sisters is an engaging and educational collection that will enable young people and adults to share in the extraordinary experience of being a sibling of a child with…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 8/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396

A note to brothers and sisters
A note to parents
He won't be able to walk and talk (Jessica, 3 1/2)
I like it best when I'm tickling her (Emmy, 4)
Sometimes she pulls my hair (Chanel, 4)
I go to school with my brother (Carla, 5)
I feel a bit left out (Jane, 5)
I felt sad when Ginni was in hospital (Lakshmi, 5)
Craig's really good in goal (Liam, 6)
Sometimes I get quite embarrassed (Nicole, 6)
He wakes me up (Jack, 7)
I am thinking he might die (Laurie, 7 1/2)
I feel sad because she isn't in my school (William, 7 3/4)
Me and my sister tease him (Daniel, 8)
I like to see people talking to my brother (Elizabeth, 8)
We watch TV and he gets all excited (Lewis, 8)
You know how to do more stuff (Tamara, 8)
People stare (Anna, 9)
We have to play things with Faris instead (Ayla, 9, and Amani, 6)
I have to control my temper (Brandon, 10)
Sometimes we play football on our knees (Jordi, 10)
I didn't see him for six weeks (Nathaniel, 11)
I get fun days out too (Sian, 11)
He really changes his moods (Emma, 11)
I see his disability as an advantage (Amar, 11)
She went to school in Scotland (Camilla, 11)
We have to be very patient (Oliver, 12)
Helen was getting all the attention (Eve, 12)
Our budgies are good for him (Jennifer, 12)
I get to chat to others my age (Kirsten, 13)
I tried to find out more (Stephanie, 13)
Mum and dad buy Tosh lots of toys (Rosanna, 13)
I've found this very hard to deal with (Ben, 14)
They aggravate me (Christopher, 14)
What's going to happen to her? (Daniel, 15)
I used to love the Christmas parties (Lauren, 15)
Anger versus love (Emma, 15)
I took time out to be with him (Emma, 16)
I think, it is time for him to go? (Dan, 16)
We are unable to take holidays together (Joanne, 17)
I worry about Kirsty sometimes (John, 17 and Paul, 12)
I am always offered one of his sweets (Laura, 18)
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