Contributor with Care.com, wrote this very informative article that we just had to share with you. Below is an excerpt.,
Studies from Penn State show that by age 11 children spend about a third of their time with their siblings, which is more than time spent with parents, friends, teachers or even alone. Siblings can have as much of an influence on who we become as our parents do. But what happens when one of those siblings has a disability and one doesn’t?
Kate Strohm, executive director of Siblings Australia and author of Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs, has made a career of helping children with special-needs siblings cope with their unique, but not uncommon circumstances. Strohm helps identify nine ways that parents and caregivers can support these siblings and foster that crucial life-long bond among all their children, both typically developing and special needs.