Q9: Loving Andrew – Chapter 7

In chapter 7, we read about the author’s experience and feelings toward a special program for children with disabilities.

“I explained that it was often hard for parents to acknowledge that their children were slower than average and needed special training. The act of sending a child to Carousel was the first step in acceptance of their child’s handicap.” P. 74

Do you agree with this sentiment?

In the last chapter, we read about the winters in Pennsylvania and an incident where Andy got stuck in the snow. Imagine yourself in that situation: your child crying for you, stuck in the middle of freezing snow. Can you feel the instinct to go after and comfort him? Do you recall a similar situation where you had to restrain yourself from reacting instinctively in order to alloy your child to learn how to fend for him/herself?

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