ERIC Number: EJ818615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Hardly a Walk in the Park: Examining Disability through a Mother's Eyes
Lawrence, Lucie P.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v13 n6 p528-540 Nov 2008
This essay explores narratives of mothering a child with disabilities. The narratives reflect the author's personal experience raising a disabled child and the experiences of three other mothers also raising children with disabilities. This study takes the reader on a journey of exploration into how mothers of disabled children navigate public spaces that presume normalcy, manage the emotions of raising a nontypical child in a typical world, and learn what it really means to be a mother--and a person.
Descriptors: Mothers, Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Personal Narratives, Social Attitudes, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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