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Fasten Your Seatbelt : A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters
by Brian G. Skotko and Susan P. Levine


Overview - Even the closest brothers and sisters don't always get along or understand each other. Add a disability like Down syndrome to the mix, and that sibling relationship gets even more complicated, especially for teenagers.
Fasten Your Seatbelt is the first book written exclusively for teens with a brother or sister with Down syndrome.
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More About Fasten Your Seatbelt by Brian G. Skotko; Susan P. Levine
 
 
 
Overview
Even the closest brothers and sisters don't always get along or understand each other. Add a disability like Down syndrome to the mix, and that sibling relationship gets even more complicated, especially for teenagers.
Fasten Your Seatbelt is the first book written exclusively for teens with a brother or sister with Down syndrome. In an easy-to-read, question & answer format, it tackles a broad range of their most common issues and concerns. Nearly 100 questions--all posed by teen siblings--are grouped into the following categories:
- Facts and stats about Down syndrome
- How people with Down syndrome learn
- Handling parent and family conflicts
- Dealing with your sibling's frustrating behaviors
- Managing uncomfortable situations
- Sorting out your feelings
- Becoming an advocate
- What the future holds for you and your sibling
- Finding local and national resources
Thoughtful, knowledgeable answers are provided by Brian Skotko, the brother of a young woman with Down syndrome, and Sue Levine, a social worker focused on sibling issues for the past 30 years. Fasten Your Seatbelt gives teens the green light to explore their own feelings and questions about their sibling with Down syndrome and how their relationship may change in the future.
Wondering what's on their minds? Here are a few sample questions from the book:
- Why does my brother always have temper tantrums?
- How can one extra chromosome make someone so different?
- Can my sister with Down syndrome marry someday?
- Will my brother be able to live on his own as an adult?

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781890627867
  • ISBN-10: 1890627860
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 191
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13
  • Dimensions: 8.92 x 6.04 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Special Needs
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Family - Siblings

 
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