Friday, June 24, 2016

Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child

Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing the Challenges with Strength, Courage and Hope  *****
by Boris Vujicic

Nick Vujicic, the man without arms or legs, has become pretty well-known as a motivational speaker. This is a book written by his dad about parenting a special needs child. The books begins with their shock of delivering a baby without limbs and trying to decide if they should keep him or give him up to someone more qualified and able to raise him. Boris Vujicic speaks candidly of the joys and challenges of raising a child with so many physical needs. He talks about the importance of being your child's advocate for good health care and the challenges that come with schooling. Siblings are discussed and how to make sure one child doesn't take too much time away from the family as a whole. He writes about the challenges in his marriage and in coming to terms with the fact that God hasn't healed his son. In the end, he shares how his son Nick has gone way beyond what he could have ever dreamed he could achieve. 

The end of each chapter has a summary of things to remember from the chapter. Also, there are a few pages of full color photos of Nick growing up.

This is Boris Vujicic's first book. The writing is a bit choppy, but the message is a powerful one. God has made each child individually and for a purpose. Having a child with special needs can be very challenging, but the rewards can be beyond what you could imagine. I would recommend this book to any parents as an encouraging look at one family's story.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.