Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experience. Their contributions reflect a wide range of cultures; some are single fathers, others are married adoptive fathers. What they all have in common are the challenges that face them and their families in raising a child with a disability. Issues explored include the reactions of family, friends and colleagues, how to deal with the organisations and professionals that support families with a disabled child, and the difficulty of being open about feelings in a culture that doesn't always expect men to have a sensitive or nurturing role. Offering direct and thoughtful perspectives on being a father of a child with a disability, this book will be a valuable source of support and information for families with disabled children, and also for health and social care professionals who work with these families.He has five children, the youngest of whom, Jordan, is nine and has congenital muscular dystrophy. ... Merosin normally stitches and repairs torn muscles but he has no merosin in his muscles whatsoever; every time he twists and turns or pulls anbsp;...
|Author||:||Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson, Rob Leonard|
|Publisher||:||Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2007-01|