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Dealing with emotions


When a child with handicaps is born," says Gwen Whiting, "the parents get to be in crisis for six weeks. Then they get a year to grieve. After that society expects them to be over it."

The problem says Whiting, is that real grieving doesn't fit a neat timetable, and the failure to let grief take its natural course can be devastating.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


 

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