Re-blog: The Problem of Special Needs Siblings

A guest post by Jennifer Janes

Many of you who follow my blog did so as a result of posts on autism. I want you to  know that my support and advocacy for those affected by autism has not diminished. One of the blogs I follow is authored by Jennifer Janes. Jennifer is the parent of a child with autism. Jennifer and I met at The Gathering of Authors in Texarkana, Texas during the first weekend of November. I’ve since learned she is a prolific blogger who recently posted this article on addressing problems between special needs siblings.

Welcome Jennifer!

Jennifer Janes

The following content is from Jennifer Janes’ blog.

My older daughter is a great kid. After she turned three years old and finally began sleeping, she’s been a pretty easy kid to raise, overall. She is loving, kind, understanding, funny, and smart. So what’s the problem?

The problem is that she’s the sibling of a child with special needs. It took me a while to realize it, but that means she has special needs of her own. As I talk to other special needs parents, I’m beginning to realize this is not unusual.

To read the rest of this post, click here The Problem of Special Needs Siblings

 

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2 responses to “Re-blog: The Problem of Special Needs Siblings

  1. I’m clearly going to have to spend time reading your early posts on Autism. My step-grandson has Asperger’s. Hope you are thriving – have a lovely Thanksgiving.

    • Please do, Sarah. They are guest blogs except for a poem I wrote after reading a book by the mother of an autistic child but If you search ‘autism’ the post should be listed.
      Thank you for your comments!

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