Welcome to the Teaching Special Spirits Blog!

On this blog, you will find topics we are researching to include in our non-fiction book, Teaching Special Spirits. On the right hand side, there is a list of categories. If you click on a category, it will take you to the posts dealing with that topic.

Our hope is that you will leave either tips of things that have helped you or questions you may have regarding that topic. Please leave these in the comments section.

If you have a story you would like to share that relates to one of the topics, please email it to us at teachingspecialspirits@gmail.com Be sure to include your name, home address, phone number, and email address so we can contact you if we decide to include it in our book.

Thank you for stopping by. Please come back often to check out new topics and posts!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Family Relationships

We are looking for stories and tips on the following subjects:

- blessings of having a sibling with a disability (maturity, loyalty, appreciate blessings, strong family bond, etc.)
- child had adult worries (what will happen to sibling as they grow up, etc.)
- positive things their parents did to help the siblings
- how parents explained disabilities
- good communications w/parents
- help with sibling relationships
- how they were able to follow their own path in life
- special times with parents

If you have anything else you'd like to share about family relationships, please feel free to send it along as well. Thanks, everyone!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sibling Relationships

I'm working on a chapter about sibling relationships. Please send your stories about how your children with disabilities relate to their siblings, any problems you've encountered, and how you solved them.


Lynn Parsons

I Begin by Saying "Dear Heavenly Father"

Communicating with our Heavenly Father through prayer is such an important aspect of developing both our relationship with Him, as well as our testimonies of the Savior, that God lives, and of our divine heritage.

For this chapter, I am looking for tips on how you taught your children to pray, challenges you encountered, and humorous or uplifting stories about your children praying.

What Keeps Your Marriage Strong?

Divorce rates are super high for families raising kids with disabilities. It fluctuates between 70-80% - a very scary number! I am writing a chapter about how to keep your marriage strong. Please share with me what helps you and your spouse to stay close while dealing with the struggles of raising a child with special needs.