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Raising special needs kids can be a strain on parents. How can you deal with tough issues and nurture your marriage? Equipping you with the tools to handle the problems disability presents, Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo show how to use the love languages to communicate with your spouse - and your children with developmental delays.
|Title: Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities|
By: Gary Chapman, Jolene Philo
Number of Pages: 173
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW418623
"With a frank and honest observation on how disability can unravel family unity, this book inspires and equips us to live out our faith as we interact with those we love."
-Joni Eareckson Tada, founder & CEO, Joni and Friends
Between the worry, the doctors appointments, and the thousand small challenges of everyday life, its easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. The idea of showing abundant love to every member of your family can feel like a daunting task. Jolene Philo has been there. And in this wise, warm, practical guide, she and Dr. Gary Chapman show you how the 5 love languages can help strengthen your marriage and family lifewhatever your needs. Sharing dozens of stories from parents of children with special needs children, they teach you how to:
- protect your marriage amidst the stress
- discover and speak the love language of your childeven if theyre nonverbal
- accommodate the love languages for children with special needs and disabilities
- show love to every member of your family when you have limited time, money, and energy
Having a special needs child shouldnt mean sacrificing a full family life. Learn to share love abundantly no matter your circumstances.
JOLENE PHILO, M.Ed, is the author of five resource books for the special needs community: A Different Dream for My Child, Different Dream Parenting, The Caregiver's Notebook, and Does My Child Have PTSD?. She co-authored Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs with Katie Wetherbee. During her twenty-five-year career as an educator, Jolene collaborated with special education teachers to mainstream children in her elementary classroom. She left education in 2003 to become a writer and speaker. She and her husband Hiram have two adult children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Polk City, Iowa.
Special needs parenting puts love to the test.
You've probably already heard the scary statistics and been warned that divorce rates are noticeably higher among special-needs families. With so much energy being poured into the care of kids with special needs, marriages can easily fall apart. That's why it's crucial for caregiving couples to speak one another's love language and for parents to communicate using the love languages of their children. Every interaction needs to have maximum impact in filling a spouse or child's love tank.
This book was written to help you do just that amidst the specific challenges that disability presents. Learn from the love language expert, Dr. Gary Chapman and trusted special needs author, Jolene Philo, about what the 5 Love Languages can do for your family. Plus, it includes tools and techniques for learning the love languages of non-verbal kids or kids with other development delays.
- Introduction by Dr. Gary Chapman
- Helps readers understand how to effectively employ the 5 Love Languages concept in special needs families
- Provides tools and techniques to discover the love languages of children unable to complete traditional assessments