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Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1989
The newsletter article examines the impact of a handicapped child on siblings and offers parents suggestions for handling sibling relationships effectively. The article notes differences in the emotional adjustment process between older and younger siblings of a handicapped child. This report also explains typical sibling reactions of regression,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment, Interpersonal Relationship
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1989
The presence in the family of a child with a disabling condition frequently creates or intensifies stress between husband and wife. By forging and strengthening marital bonds and creating an environment that fosters teamwork, openness, and caring, the marriage partnership will be a source of support and renewal. Reactions to the birth of a baby…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Family Life, Family Relationship