Mothering Special Needs

Mothering Special Needs

A Different Maternal Journey

eBook - 2007
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This book explores the lived experience of mothers raising a child with a learning disability, through interviews with mothers of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome. With frequent personal accounts from mothers themselves, Mothering Special Needs encourages other women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame and society's images of the self-sacrificing.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (207 pages)

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