The siblings of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children are perhaps the most overlooked and unsupported members of special-needs families. This guidebook focuses on helping parents and caregivers learn how to help those siblings feel loved and valued outside of their role as an ASD sibling.
By collaborating with a professional psychologist, the author shares the insight she learned from years of counseling about her lifelong relationship with her own ASD brother. The success of the collaboration is evident here -- you'll find a non-clinical yet spot-on understanding of special-needs sibling dynamics, including:
- How to validate siblings' feelings
- How to explain uneven household rules
- How to encourage appropriate participation
- How to help siblings explain ASD quirks
- How to reassure them that they matter too
The best part? Economy of words. Instead of long-winded theoretical verbiage, Modern Parent Guidebooks strive to help parents find pertinent step-by-step instructions quickly.