A Mother's Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B06XCPDPWX
- Publication date : April 19, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 337 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 175 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,484,516 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Teddy was born deaf, but it took the mother’s relentless push with the doctors and psychologists to eventually get the correct diagnosis confirming his deafness. More than once, he was misdiagnosed. When he was finally diagnosed correctly, the battle started of getting him the help he needed. The mother was determined to make sure that he had as normal a life as he could get. She got him into the right schools and the right hearing aids. She also smothered him with love.
In the end, Teddy and her sister Victoria had to live far from home to learn to live independently from their mother. It was not easy to let them go, especially Teddy, but she had to let go in the end.
This is a beautiful story, written entirely in the style of Telling, not showing. But the message came through. This will be a great learning book for mothers who have learning disadvantaged and special needs children.
The heartfelt honesty of how Eichin Chang-Lim dealt with various challenges in her son's life made this an inspirational and educational memoir. The book is smoothly written and professionally edited. It is a quick read that provides sound advice on how parents can meet their children’s special needs. The author's experience as an optometrist helped her make clear-sighted decisions on how to treat and educate her son. Even so, Eichin honestly reveals her raw emotions as she dealt with each stage in her son’s development.
I recommend “A Mother’s Heart” for parents and others who seek advice and inspiration for meeting the challenges of raising a special needs child.
This is a story that goes far beyond just a tale of a mother and her special needs child... it's a story or struggle, perseverance, and joy at some of the most things that people take for granted. It's inspiring to say the least, and her candor helped me connect with her journey.
Even if you are as busy as I usually am - take the time to read this book. It's a surprising gem that will leave an imprint in your heart.
Top reviews from other countries
With great care and sensitivity, Ms Chang-Lim tackles the subject of childhood deafness. At times, it's not the easiest read. Heart-breaking circumstances are explored, warts n'all, with no punches pulled. The author is hard on herself at times, but her honesty is engaging. Happily, there are plenty of uplifting moments, as Teddy and his family overcome hurdles most people couldn't comprehend. Chang-Lim's style is informative but never preachy; she tells us what's worked or not worked for her, but she acknowledges that there is no universal approach. Some of the advice seems obvious, but when life is hard, it's often difficult to see the wood for the trees. And by the end of the tale, I felt as though the Lims were friends.
Written with consummate skill, A MOTHER'S HEART is a book to savour. It is comprehensive without being long-winded, and the pace is perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it in particular to anyone involved with special needs parenting or parenting in general. An easy 5* from me!