The book, with its brand-new cover for 2020, describes a mother's frustration of knowing something is wrong with her child, but not being able to help her because no one would believe her behaviour was anything more than that: behaviour. But no matter what the obstacles were, no matter how strong the resistance, Chynna fought to be heard for her child's sake and finally won.
Chynna uses her experiences to help other parents get the help they need and to inspire them to tell their own stories. Not only will parents be able to relate to elements of Chynna's story, they will get the "inside scoop" on what to watch for when suspecting there's a problem, when to get help and how to get people to listen, what the assessments, diagnosis and therapy processes are like and what it's like at home with these often misunderstood and misdiagnosed children. Chynna also shares the pain of raising a child with a severe "no touch" rule. She calls it, "Mothering without touch."
We will post updates as we receive them regarding publication date, who'll be writing the forward and other fun and exciting things.
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***Not Just Spirited has been included in a college dissertation! Details to follow.
***Not Just Spirited is available in Kindle format too! Now you can take this beautiful memoir with you everywhere you go!
***Not Just Spirited receives TWO more award nods! Chynna is excited to announce that her already award-winning memoir is NOW an Award-Winning Finalist in both the "Health: Psychology/Mental Health" and "Parenting/Family: Reference" categories of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Congratulations, Chynna!
***Do you want to review the first chapter of "Not Just Spirited" before you buy? Go to FIRST CHAPTER PLUS and download the .pdf e-Catalogue.***Chynna and her book were mentioned in an article with Hartley Steiner about the 7 senses.
***Not Just Spirited was reviewed on Blogging Authors.
***Hartley Steiner, the author of "This Is Gabriel Making Sense of School," did an interview and book review.
***Chynna's book received Fantastic reviews on Amazon.com. Have you read her book too? Why not leave your own rating and comment?
***The book has also gotten rave reviews on Barnes and Noble. Feel free to leave your own review/comments!
***Here's a wonderful review on News Blaze.
***Irene Watson did a generous review of Not Just Spirited on her Author's Den Site.
***Read a review done on Count Your Blessings blog
***Thank you to Gavin Bollard for his phenomenal review on his fantastic blog Life With Aspergers
***Not Just Spirited has been added to SPD Parent Zone Organization's List of book references. Thank you so much Kelly and Dawn. I'm honored.
***Check out this wonderful review over on Beverly's Bookshelf.
***Not Just Spirited was discussed over at Born 2 Be Mom. Such a beautiful post!
***Check out this post on M. Dunn's blog Open Salon.
***This is a very special post on The Comeback Woman: A Spirited Comeback. So inspirational.
***Meryl.net did a wonderful post called Special Needs Parenting: Three Perspectives.
***Chynna did a radio interview with Inside Scoop Live. If you listen closely you can hear Xander and Sophie in the background. =)***Chynna did a blog interview with Nancy Arvizu. What an amazing experience, even with Sophie barging in half-way through the interview. Click here for the interview. It should play as soon as the page uploads. We'll be adding a little 'radio' feature here on Lily Wolf Words later on.
***Chynna did an interview on Disability Beat Radio. When we get the link we'll put it up for you.
***Chynna had an amazing time in her interview with Lisa Davis. Lisa is such an amazingly generous host and one of the nicest people out there. While over at her site, be sure to check out ALL her amazing interviews in various special needs categories. She is a gem.
***Chynna did a Blanket Blog Tour through WOW-womenonwriting November 2010 with tons of bloggers participating. Click HERE to check out all the amazing people who participated and their inspirational posts.
***Chynna was interviewed by the amazing Ernest Dempsey. Check out this powerful and informative interview here.
***Chynna was a guest on Lisa Ricard Claro's blog "Writing in the Buff". Lisa is doing great things with her blog and Chynna enjoyed the chat there very much.