Tuesday, June 8, 2010
5 Star REVIEW~~BREATHE: 52 Oxygen-Rich Tools for Loving and Living Well with Autism" Author GAYLE NOBEL
Life can be a challenge for the parent of a child with autism. It's tough enough to be a parent in today's world, and much harder for any parent who has a child with a disability, including Gayle Nobel. Through her experience with her brother and her son, Kyle, Gayle shares the essential tools for a more rewarding, happy life. After devoting thirty years to Nursing, raising a child with a disability and caring for autistic children, reading this book brought me a great sense of comfort to know that the material that Gayle shares with the world does in fact make a huge difference to the welfare of any child with a disability. Gayle defines what a quick fix is as she voices her opinion that magic for answers simply does not exist. However, compassion, love and praise on an everyday basis, combined with harmony and balance does indeed produce good results. I highly recommend this book to all parents who have a child with special needs, teachers, and health care providers. The author not only shares her thoughts and feelings on autism, but also provides invaluable advice for families who cope with autism to make the journey nourishing, with a positive attitude. Gayle Nobel directs her readers to the rewarding effect of the smallest achievements, how to cope, and to never give up. This book is a rare gem for all parents, and anyone who takes care of autistic children. The author takes the reader by the hand and walks them gently down the road of courage and hope, while demonstrating that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. Follow Gayle through the journey, and she will guide the way as she inspires the soul, while building confidence and self-esteem. Her presentation includes support, enthusiasm, and creative ideas for parent, and child. Her ongoing encouragement, wisdom, and strength is what produces a positive attitude in autistic children as their eyes sparkle with joy. The healthy outlook for a parent of a child with autism, along with guidelines for the 'unexpected moments' that indicate a red flashing light in times of a storm brewing will reinforce survival techniques for the mind, and soul. The author presents techniques on how to inspire, with her talent and creativity. This book will help you through the troublesome spots, provide knowledge for different situations as it offers powerful fuel for taking one day at a time. Is change easy for a child with autism? If you are late for an appointment, after dealing with one of those unexpected autistic moments, what really matters the most? What educational tools can be used to feel a glimmer of happiness, during a day of darkness? Is reaching out for support a golden key to learning and coping, during difficult times? Gayle Nobel will show you how to thrive, focus, and take on life's challenge? If one baby step at a time is taken, then the autism marathon will survive. The author will show you how to spotlight precious moments with autistic children, which will become a priceless treasure chest of delightful memories. This book provides enormous therapeutic advice to help you receive a dose of sheer joy, after the dose you have given to a child with special needs. How important is it to have a positive attitude when your mind is racing, and you are exhausted? When the going gets tough, how can one refocus? How can making a list of 'live now' activities become the building blocks of love and hope? "BREATHE: 52 Oxygen-Rich Tools for Loving and Living Well with Autism" is as marvelous as FORREST GUMP, as heartwarming as the movie AS GOOD AS IT GETS, and as inspiring as RADIO.