Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review: Wit And Wisdom From The Parents Of Special Needs Kids


Song:  Ave Maria

Artists:  Andre Rieu and Mirusia Louwerse



(Book ordering info further in this article)


This book is a collection of essays written by
blogging parents of special needs children
(almost all of whom are in the Autistic Spectrum Disorder category).

They are but a few pages in length each...
and each a different story of their child, or children...
all of whom are unique in ways in which we...
 as parents of children on the spectrum...
 can appreciate.

What the book is not...
is a collection of stats or medical jargon.

It is neither a plea of sympathy to the world...
nor a condemnation of the world or of the gods for giving them...
what some may consider...their trials.

 What this book is...
is a very interesting brief look into the daily lives of
the parents and of their children.

Some stories are humorous...
others...inspirational...
all are from them to you.

That is what makes this book so valuable.

It was written and presented as if you were with each author...
sitting in their living room, and over a cup of coffee...
having them talk to you...
heart to heart...
soul to soul.

I had first learned of this great book from a blogger 
whom I regularly follow.


His name is Yuji Fukunaga
and he is a talented writer who tells of...
 the trials...
the momentary frustrations...
the resulting adaptation and conquering of those...
sometimes frustrating situations...
the momentous leaps of growth in his son...
and of the causes and effects of his son's 
reactions to situations and to various therapies applied. 

He writes an almost daily article on his son Kai...
who is a seven year old boy with Autism.

He is also the author of the 4th article in the book (page 17).

For parents of children on the spectrum...
in reading the Hanabi Boy blog...
you will see all the similarities of conditions and reactions
that you have experienced with your children...
or will experience... if your children are still young...
through the Father's writing of his, and his son's, thoughts and reactions.

I see so many similarities in his son, Kai...
and my son, Alex...
that I feel comfort just from reading his blog.

I have also gotten some great ideas from his blog.

Below is a direct link to the page from Hanabi Boy blog
that has the link to Amazon to purchase this great...
almost 200 page book
(at just over $11.00 you simply cannot pass on this opportunity).


I get no compensation for this article.

What had driven me to write this is the inherent goodness of...
the author of Hanabi Boy...
the man...
Yuji Fukunaga...
as you will read in his article in the book.

His honorable actions are a tribute to all that is good in human beings.

His choice was one of Love and Compassion for others...
where even some biological parents fail to do for their own.

As parents of children on the spectrum...
I am sure you already have all the books from all the "experts".

Get this book...
you will have gotten wisdom from true experts...
the parents of spectrum children...
and written in a way which only they could write...

Heart To Heart...
 Soul To Soul.

3 comments:

  1. Yuji's is one of my favorite essays in the book...thanks for the thoughtful review!

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  2. Thank you so much for the very generous and kind thoughts!

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  3. Both of you have done many people a great service. I was just happy to help spread the word.

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