Genre: memoir; parenting; family & relationships; education;
We all need inspiration to break through barriers – here is a story of inner strength and creativity! This compelling mother/son memoir is a vibrant success story illustrating how love, determination, and hard work can conquer all. Poetic, lyrical, and written with broad audience appeal, this book is simultaneously a valuable parenting guide filled with inspiring, creative ideas. (A detailed index makes this book a handy resource tool, and thought-provoking discussion questions are included.)
Benjamin, the focal subject of the story, has become a rising star in the world of public speaking, moving his audiences to both laughter and tears; he encourages everyone to overcome their own barriers and to cultivate kindness towards others. Watching Benjamin in action, it is hard to fathom that this young man was once non-verbal and socially isolated, being completely taken over by the symptoms of classic, regressive autism. The author’s sensitive retelling of how love and creative interaction eventually brought forth her son’s hidden gifts speaks volumes about the power of hope, and her story of ongoing hard work and perseverance is an important message for today’s world.
Extensively reviewed and highly recommended; 5 stars on Amazon
“Full of deep emotion, raw edges, and heart-lifting moments…”
“Remarkably intimate…a brilliant memoir that is also a teaching tool.”
Patti Ashley, Ph.D.—author
“Inspirational, hopeful…a road-map for parents…”
Rosalind Wiseman–New York Times bestselling author
“Creative, useful activities…”
Temple Grandin—world-renowned autistic author/speaker
“Truly inspiring and engaging…highly recommended…”
Dr. Robert Melillo–bestselling author
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