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Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism | [Rodney Peete, Danelle Morton]

Not My Boy!: A Father, a Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism

"Like most fathers, I'd dreamt of doing all sorts of things with my son. I had so many plans, but when I was told my son was autistic, those plans seemed more like a fantasy. Well, eight years after that dreadful diagnosis, I am writing this book to let every father know that your plans for you and your son can still be a reality. It's just the path that takes you there that has to be altered."
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Publisher's Summary

"Like most fathers, I'd dreamt of doing all sorts of things with my son. I had so many plans, but when I was told my son was autistic, those plans seemed more like a fantasy. Well, eight years after that dreadful diagnosis, I am writing this book to let every father know that your plans for you and your son can still be a reality. It's just the path that takes you there that has to be altered."

Autism affects four times as many boys as it does girls. For their fathers, expectations and hopes are drastically changed - NFL star Rodney Peete's were when his son R. J. was diagnosed at the age of three. After a period of anger and denial, an all-too-common reaction among fathers, Rodney joined his wife, Holly, in her efforts to help their son. With determination, love, and understanding, the family worked with R. J. to help him once again engage with the world. Eight challenging years later, R. J. has gone from the son one doctor warned would never say, "I love you," to a thriving, vibrant boy who scored his first soccer goal while his dad cheered from the sidelines.

©2010 HollyRod Entertainment (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Rodney Peete writes a compelling book that will help fathers emotionally deal with the challenge of raising a child with autism.” (Alonzo Mourning, former NBA player)

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    Leslee abt2h1e1 02-22-14 Member Since 2008
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    What would have made Not My Boy! better?

    People have to stop believing that autism is from vaccinations. And autism is not something that needs to be cured, it needs to be understood


    What could Rodney Peete and Danelle Morton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Learn about autism and stop listening to Jennie McCarthy, she is out to lunch. If you want an interesting read, go to anything written by Temple Grandin. She knows about autism better than any stupid celebrity.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Not My Boy!?

    All of them...I cant think of how their poor son is going to cope in the world with a father like that..


    Any additional comments?

    I have an autistic grandson. His parents are awesome, and they have never given up working with him. My grandson is in grade six and he loves life. He does not have any thoughts of being cured, he just likes being himself. I cannot think of him any other way than how and who he is, and I love his awesome mind.

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    It was great to heard Rodney's account of working with a special needs child. There were some situations that he shared I could definitely relate to. Wonderful listen and a great resource for Dads (and Moms too!).

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