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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Swan Mothers: Discovering Our True Selves by Parenting Uniquely Magnificent Children by Natalia Erehnah is a book for all parents who deal with children with special needs so that it will help them to see that their children are perfect exactly the way they are. This book is a gift which will help these parents experience rebirth and look at the world in a new way. The author throws light on the journey and struggles of these parents as they come to terms with the fact that their child will never be like other children. There are personal stories and experiences that will help these parents shift their perspective and enjoy their children, the journey, and life.
The tools and techniques in the book will teach parents acceptance, realization that they have special needs children, change them from being frustrated, and help them deal with denial, anger, and grief in a better way. The book gives solace and strength to many parents dealing with the 'differentness' of their children. The author handles the topic in a simple and neat way, making it easy for readers to comprehend, and she gives a healthy framework to all parents to get them out of the grieving mode. Many parents will find the book comforting and it will encourage them to handle the physical, emotional, and financial strain from parenting these special needs children. This book is a must-have in homes where there are special needs children as parents can go back and read it whenever they need guidance and assistance, plus counselors and educators dealing with special needs children will also find the book helpful.