The complex world of special needs children can be mystifying and discouraging, as the usual rules of child-rearing just don’t work. This inspiring anthology invites us to tap into the trials and frustration and, yes, even the nachas that is part of life with special needs children.
Meet Pinnie, a twelve-year-old with ADHD who learns to read just in time for his bar mitzvah, and Eliezer, a young man with Down syndrome who works in the Knesset mail room. Meet parents who struggle with accepting their children’s limitations, who face the hostility and indifference of the outside world, and who must negotiate with school systems that don’t always understand their children’s needs. Meet parenting experts like Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald, Rabbi Chaim Walder, Miriam Adahan, and Rebbetzin Malka Kaganoff, who offer insightful advice on dealing with special children.
Follow their struggles and learn from parents and educators just how rewarding the experience of raising a challenging child can be.