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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Review of "Different Dream Parenting"

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Once again author Jolene Philo has reached out to parents, teachers, caregivers, churches and friends of special needs children through her new book: "Different Dream Parenting". Having experienced many aspects of special needs parenting, Jolene is specifically gifted with the expertise to write with a level of compassion, knowledge and understanding that surpasses many other authors.

"Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs" is an invaluable guidebook full of resources and practical advice that is easy to access, research and put into practice.

Jolene's book is a treasured collection of inspirational stories: TRUE stories of adventurers, explorers, leaders, pioneers, warriors, advocates and heroes in the special needs community. These are the personal stories of her readers- the genuine experts.

Jolene shares that many of the parents who were interviewed for her book expressed two certainties:

That "God has a purpose for their children's lives, whether or not He has revealed it, and they believe that the rest of their lives will be a constant unwrapping of that purpose as God uses their experiences to change them and uses them to change the world." (p.227)

The phrasing "constant unwrapping" beautifully summarizes all that Jolene's book encompasses. "Different Dream Parenting" embraces readers where they are in their life process and gives them the tools and information to enhance the foundations they have already put into place. The book encourages, offers support and gives readers permission to safely express their true feelings about the place they are in.

Jolene's book is a safe place in which to refresh, rejuvenate and relax while encountering a kindred spirit in the world of special needs. As a mama of a precious little girl who experiences Autism, I highly recommend this book. "Different Dream Parenting" is worth the time to read and if time is of the essence, the index in the back of the book makes the various references and topics quickly accessible and easy to find.

Jolene Philo is a credible author and "Different Dream Parenting" is a friend in a crisis, a hug in a storm, and a trusted adviser amidst the turmoil and chaos of life. "Different Dream Parenting" is truly a special book.


* To read my Introduction of Jolene click here
* To read part 1 of my interview with Jolene click here
* To read part 2 of my interview with Jolene click here
* To read Jolene Guest Blog Post click here
* For information on Jolene's recipe: Cashew Chicken, click here
* For information on Jolene's Maple-Oatmeal Scone recipe, click here


Come back tomorrow as I announce the winner who will receive Jolene's book!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the thorough and informative review, Amy. Your kind words are much appreciated!