Siblings : Brothers and sisters of children with disability

Siblings : Brothers and sisters of children with disability

  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 15.49mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 09 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press
  • Publication City/Country: Kent Town, Australia
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: 2nd edition
  • ISBN10: 1743052332
  • ISBN13: 9781743052334
  • Bestsellers rank: 44,862

Siblings tells what it is like to grow up with a brother or sister with a disability or illness. The siblings of children with a disability are often the overlooked ones in families struggling to cope.

Kate Strohm, a sibling herself, bravely shares the story of her journey from isolation and confusion to greater understanding and acceptance. She provides a forum for other siblings to describe their challenges and provides them with strategies to make sense of their experiences.

Through the workshops she has presented around Australia and overseas, Kate has been able to incorporate the experience and wisdom of many families and professionals, and provide clear tools for parents and practitioners to support brothers and sisters of those with a disability.

'Siblings is a very special book. What makes it stand apart from many self-help books is its comprehensiveness, its clear writing and its clever planning. It should be part of every family's library.' - Helen Coverton, Your Health

'This is an important book: reassuring to other siblings, helpful to parents and essential reading for professionals.' - Times Educational Supplement, UK

'After many years of anxiety and guilt, this book, along with the support of other siblings, helped me to rebuild a relationship with my brother that I once thought unachievable.' - Stephanie Fewster

'Siblings sends a lifeline to families of children with disability.' Jill Whittaker, parent

'Reading Siblings has been one of the most emotionally relieving experiences of my life. I related to just about every page, and I cried a lot.' - Leila Pastore, Michigan, USA

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