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More Than a Mom: Living a Full And Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient) Paperback – April 30, 2006

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"I highly recommend this book." -- New Zealand Down Syndrome Journal, Volume 30, Spring 2006<br /><br />"Primary caregivers will find comfort along with factual information and practical advice." --Tourette Syndrome Association newsletter, Winter 2006<br /><br />"This books reflects reality but maintains an optimistic outlook. Keep this book on your bedside table as a quick reference and a detailed catalogue of resources." --Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 73, Number 5, December 2006<br /><br />"[A] wonderful resource: A book written for mothers of children with special needs that is also helpful to the professionals involved in the lives of these children." --ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, January 1, 2007<br /><br />"[A]n uplifting homage to the difficulties of raising a disabled child...brimming with pragmatic advice...." --ForeWord Magazine, July/August 2006, Volume 9, No. 4

More Than a Mom is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members inlcudes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award. --Mom's Choice Awards

"This books reflects reality but maintains an optimistic outlook. Keep this book on your bedside table as a quick reference and a detailed catalogue of resources." --Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 73, Number 5, December 2006

About the Author

Amy Baskin writes and speaks regularly about parenting, education, life balance, and disability issues. Her work appears in magazines across North America. She has a Master of Education Degree from the University of Toronto and has taught classes in parenting, writing, and speaking skills. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her youngest child has autism.

Heather Fawcett chairs the Asperger's Syndrome parent support group of Ottawa, Ontario, which provides information and support, social skills programs, and advocacy to 400 family and professional members. She is a writer and a parent of a teen with Asperger's syndrome. Heather has earned multiple B.A. degrees in English, Applied Studies, and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and Carleton University.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 487 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (April 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890627518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627515
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MORE THAN A MOM is more than a book: it's a long overdue acknowledgement of what moms give to their children: in this case, children with special needs. Baskin and Fawcett provide mothers with a smorgasbord of practical and achievable strategies for working towards a full and balanced life. By the time you finish reading this book, you'll be convinced that you CAN take care of yourself while nurturing and advocating for your child. The authors may not be arguing that you can 'have it all' (what mom can?), but they are making the case that you can -- and should -- enjoy plenty of it.
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Overall, I think the book had good information about things you need to know when raising a special needs child. I was disappiointed however that it did not have more real life stories about moms of special needs children. It had quotes but did not have in-depth stories. I enjoy reading more about how other moms are balancing raising a special needs child and working and raising other children etc. The information was okay, however most of it I already knew about. I don't know what I was expecting or wanting. I think I was wanting more stories about moms balancing life rather than just "how to"

information. Again, it was okay, but not what I was hoping it would be.
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It's so refreshing to read a book that focuses on positive, real life needs of exceptional children. I found every chapter to have useful, realistic information for parents and professionals alike. I would highly recommend this book not only for parents who have children with abilities, but for educators in general. Well done!
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More Than A Mom takes an uplifting and informative look at the unique lives of moms who have children with special needs. Every chapter is packed with advice, empathy, and empowerment. An insightful read for all moms.
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This book is so well put-together, well-researched, and includes absolutely every issue imaginable that parents need to learn about in their journey with an autisitc child. Highly recommended!
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