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A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERFECT offers personal stories and wisdom from parents of children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The essays in this collection are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents’ emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving to acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even joy. Each chapter begins with the reflections of psychologist Neil Nicoll, who specializes in treating families and children with developmental disorders.
Praise for A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERFECT:
“Compiled by a psychologist and two parents of special-needs children, the essays in this book reveal deeply personal issues. Through these sincere accounts we see both the strain on the parents and the potential of the children.”
--LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)