My daughter is still in the young and innocent age. She loves her older brother and accepts him for who he is. I know the time will come when she will start asking questions that I will have a hard time answering. She will ask me why her brother doesn’t talk and accepts the simple answer that he has autism. He can not speak, but he can “talk” to us using his keypad.
The Other Kid is a workbook for siblings of special needs children. It allows them to draw how they are feeling. It lets them know that it is ok to have feelings about their brother or sister and how to deal with those emotions. It lets them know that they are important, and that when they are feeling lonely it is good to talk to an adult about it. There is a journal in the back of the workbook for the child to write out their thoughts and feelings or just what is going on in their life.
I like this book and look forward to letting my daughter use it. I will have to wait at least a year before giving it to her. She is in Kindergarten now and just learning how to read and write. If you are looking for something your child with no disability that will help him/her deal with her feelings about having a special needs sibling, I suggest getting a copy of this workbook.
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