Writing my most recent blog post over at Easy to Love… this morning, Diagnosis: Bain or Blessing? reminded me that tired parents of special needs children are everywhere. Our stories are ultimately as unique as each of our beloved children, and yet so much the same in our hopes, our survival, and our celebration of the complexities that life has brought.
Check out my most recent blog post over at Easy to Love But Hard to Raise about new Facebook pages dedicated to supporting individuals and families dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder.
The editors of Easy to Love… have also announced a call for submissions for their next book, Easy to Love But Hard to Teach. Do you have something to share?
Today I posted a blog at Easy to Love But Hard to Raise. My lovely boy won’t go out in the rain unless he’s sure not a single drop will fall on him. Read about what I plan to do about it and why I haven’t done it yet.
I’m excited to announce that the anthology, Easy to Love But Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories, will be released by DRT Press in October 2011 and my essay, Finding My Way, will be in it. As the title so clearly explains, the anthology shares the stories of parents of children impacted by ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), PBD (Pediatric Bipolar Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) or any other situation that adds to the challenge of parenting.
I am also now a contributor on the new blog site that accompanies the book. Please check out my new blog post here, and subscribe if it’s a good fit for you. I’ll post there again next week. This blog was designed to support and connect tired parents, and allow them to share stories, commiserate, and give tips in a safe haven.
You can also support the blog and anthology by “liking” it on Facebook. Simply search for “Easy to Love But Hard to Raise”. I’m learning a lot about marketing and promotion through this experience, and I hope you do too.