"Born Extraordinary helps parents of children with differences and disabilities to relinquish their instinctive anxieties, embrace their new normal, and ultimately find joy in watching their children thrive. Often the subjects of unwanted attention-ranging from pitying stares to bullying-Zucker and her sons have learned to ignore what others think and live fearlessly. Also incorporating the stories of other families with visible and invisible differences of all kinds, Born Extraordinary gives parents the tools to meet their children's emotional needs while supporting the whole family unit. Parents learn how best to empower their children to confront others' assumptions, grow in confidence, and encourage dialogue-rather than silence, fear, and shame-around difference"--
Physical Description:x, 257 pages ; 21 cm
Publisher:[New York] :TarcherPerigee,
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Embracing the New Normal -- Building Your Child's Dignity -- Let Go and Let Live -- A Helping Hand -- What About the Rest of the Family? -- Taking the Bull-y by the Horns -- Conclusion.