siblings

Helping the Siblings of Children on the Spectrum

I often wonder how my son appears through my daughter’s eyes.  She adores him; this is clear.  But what does she make of the sudden outbursts, the seemingly unprovoked anger, and the daily challenges that a family with a child on the spectrum lives with?  How does she feel about the attention and resources that are focused on her big brother?  How will she feel later, as she grows up and learns to cope with the world in ways he simply cannot?  Will she act as his protector?  Will

Siblings of Special Needs Children

As special needs children most often get more than their “share” of their parent’s attention, siblings of special needs kids also have their own special needs.  Licensed marriage and family therapist Rachel Bernstein gives parents some tips for caring for siblings of special needs children.