Beck Valley Books reviews “We’re Not All the Same, But We’re Family”

Sharon Martin, of Beck Valley Books writes:

We’re All Not the Same, But We’re Still Family: An Adoption and Birth Family Story is an excellent story which depicts the story of Deshaun and how he has a lot of questions about being adopted. Why was he given up for adoption? Who are his real parents? How will he cope when he meets or locate his real parents?

With the support of his adopted parents Deshaun goes on a discovery to find his real dad and once they find him it tells the story of how the relationship is rebuilt, the fears Deshaun has and the positive reassurance he receives from his adopted parents.

The drawings and easy to read narrative explains what every adopted person will feel at some point in their life in searching for their true identity. The story ends on a high note with Deshaun not only finding his dad but also finds he has an extended family who readily accept him. 

A well written book for a personal point of view which will help others understand adoption and the search to find out about their heritage

Don’t Rush Me!

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A storybook about special needs siblings to engage the whole family!

My daughter, Jordhan, has the unique position of not only being a middle child, but a middle child among siblings with special needs. This story touches on the important contributions Jordhan makes to our family, especially on the days when she doesn’t think so. We need more stories for siblings of special needs children. This is my gift to each of them to show how much we appreciate their very important role in the family.
In the book, I have outlined activities that siblings can do on their own, or with parents and/or siblings. To make the most of the message given in the book, as well as from the activities provided, it is my hope that siblings and family members will:

  • Have a tool that will help make siblings of special needs children more visible in the family unit;
  • Give a voice to siblings that represents how real their feelings and concerns are, even when they aren’t always able verbalize those things;
  • Help to provide a greater level of understanding by strengthening communication, patience and respect among family members;
  • Show that there is so much more than the labels these families are given and offer some insight into how they can learn to advocate for their children; and
  • Remember that each of us brings something beautiful and unique with us into the world that we can learn from, and teach others about. And that’s so powerful.
"When you are a sibling of a child with special needs, especially one whose life can be dictated by sensory issues from their environment, you often learn to "live in the moment." In this validating family book, Mia's feelings are explored. Often siblings have to sacrifice or alter their day because of the needs of their brother or sister —whether it be leaving a fun activity to go to therapy or dealing with a meltdown that affects the whole family. Don’t Rush Me explores these situations in a way that teaches siblings that their way-too-familiar rollercoaster of feelings is normal and that they are not alone in them."
--Diane M. Renna, author of Meghan's World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph Over SPD



"Using colorful illustrations to deliver her message and spot-on dialogue, any parent or child can identify with the situations Chynna Laird presents. Written from the perspective of a typical child, one understands the patience and assistance she willingly offers to her siblings with sensory processing difficulties. This is a sweet, lovely book that cheers family relationships and accepts individual differences in others."
--Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist, author of Please Explain "Terrorism" to Me

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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