Recently I have had the pleasure of discovering two beautiful books about parenting children with special needs. These two books, Different Dream Parenting and A Different Dream for My Child, offer reassurance, comfort, and practical information. The author, Jolene Philo, utilized her experiences as a special needs teacher, as a parent caring for a child with special healthcare needs, and as a person filled with faith to create two powerful guides.
In creating my own book, Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting From Day One, I focused on the first year of dealing with a healthcare crisis. However Philo’s books take the reader from unexpected complications at birth all the way to addressing issues of adult independence. Throughout the journey Philo encourages parents to rely on their faith, offering inspirational quotes and reflections.