Disclosure: I received a free copy of I Believe in You from the author for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
I Believe in You by Michele Gianetti
I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey is about Michele’s experience with her second child, who has Sensory Processing Disorder and dyspraxia. While she doesn’t idealize the situation, she presents the difficulties her family faced with love and grace. I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next, what happened when her daughter was certain ages, what therapies they tried, and what their experiences were with various specialists. I was not disappointed. Michele covers all that and more, but this is a book to aid others either by education and understanding or in helping parents in similar situations to feel that they’re not alone, not a book that elicits pity from the reader.
I appreciated Michele’s sensitive handling of her daughter’s challenges, the way she explained the steps they took to make progress, the celebration of every victory (no matter how small), and her honesty about her feelings through it all. There was so much I could identify with in her story. This book will go on my list of recommended reads for parents who are struggling with their children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, or dyspraxia diagnoses. And I’m in good company. Lucy Jane Miller of STAR Center endorsed I Believe in You too. (I almost squealed when I saw her name on the back cover!)