Why Siblings Are Too Important To Ignore
Today, I am speaking with Don Meyer about siblings and why they are too IMPORTANT to ignore. Don Meyer is the director of the Sibling Support Project. He is probably best known for creating Sibshops, lively programs just for young brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.
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Related: Siblings are Special, Too
Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:
- Why it is IMPORTANT to support siblings
- Understanding the wellness aspect of Sibshops
- Opportunities to meet peers online or via bedtime stories
- Give siblings our blessing to have a life of their own
Check out these podcast highlights:
- Sibshops purpose [02:40]
- Multi messages for siblings [07:48]
- Why this is IMPORTANT [08:35]
- 40 years is too long to meet your peers [11:10]
- “Nothing about us without us” [16:12]
- Siblings need to be heard (real-life example) [18:10]
- Most positive thing parents can do [21:25]
- Support the club sandwich generation [22.30]
Video Honoring Special Siblings – National Siblings Day April 10, 2020.
Related: A Letter to the Sibling of a Child with Special Needs
Links mentioned in this episode:
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk”
- “Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs”
- “The Sibling Survival Guide”
Downloads mentioned in this episode:
- Free Download: How to let Young Siblings Know you Care
- Free Download: What Siblings would like Parents and Service Providers to Know
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I like to buy a book on special needs how can i go about ordering it
Hi Angela: The links to the books include towards the bottom of the post.
Thank you so much for this podcast. Extremely refreshing to my soul. My husband and I try really hard to balance out our families needs but this podcast reminded me maybe he needs more. My son is such a great little brother patient, kind and oh so loving but the last thing we want is for him to ever feel left out. I am definitely getting him plugged in a sibshop. Thank you. By the way, I try to click on link and it comes back that its an unsecure site. Can you help?
Thank you so much for your comments on the podcast, I truly appreciate it. I’m not sure why the links are not working, I have forwarded your comment on to our webmaster. In the meantime here are the links. FYI: These are affiliate links, which means Parenting Special Needs, receives a commission if you purchase using this link. We appreciate your support.
Best regards, Chantai
Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs
How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk
The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults With Disabilities