Special Needs Parenting: Living Between Fear & Faith, Dr. Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb discusses a chapter in his soon to publish new book, The Wisdom We We’re Born With, Restoring Our Faith in Ourselves. The chapter is titled Parenting, Living Between Fear & Faith. Dr. Gottlieb discusses with FamilyAffaires.com Publisher, Roseann Vanella how parents of special needs children learn to deal with this everyday and leaves the audience with powerful wisdom as only Dr. Gottlieb can do!

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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  1. Jackie Pantaliano

    Bravo for this beautiful segment. I especially love when you said, “Raise the Child You Have, Not the Child You Want.” I am continually reminded of this as the parent of a 20-year-old son with Asperger’s Syndrome. On good days, It’s a lesson I also share with other parents of younger children with special needs. In fact, I wholeheartedly believe that It’s the greatest lesson every parent of neurotypical children can learn, as well. In fact I received similar feedback from neurotypical and special needs parents on a column I recently wrote about this topic on Family Affaires, entitled Tuning into Your Child. Of course, I produced that column on a good day! Worrying that I’ve failed because my kid is not accomplishing what some other Aspies are still sometimes creeps in on fearful days. I’m happy to say, however, as I, my husband and son age and accrue more wisdom, the good days are outweighing the bad! I can’t wait to read your new book. Thank you for your unending compassion and wisdom on this site, through your books, in your panel discussions, and on your radio show. You’re a treasure.


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