Grace, Under Pressure – Book Review
What would you do if you were a mother of a child who you loved dearly, but who reacted to life in ways that stretched your child-raising capabilities to its limits?
Would you question your parenting abilities if your child was bullied in school and had difficulty making friends?
How would you react if you finally discovered that there was a reason for all of the challenges your child was experiencing?
What would you do if your 8-year old child was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome?
Sophie Walker has experienced all of these moments – and she’s here to share them with you in her new book, Grace, Under Pressure – A Girl With Asperger’s & Her Marathon Mom.
Grace, Under Pressure is a must-read memoir for parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome and other special needs. However, all parents will find something they can relate to in this book!
Every mom has moments where they experience frustration during child-rearing.
Every mom has moments when they question their child-raising abilities.
Every mom has moments when they need to protect and advocate for their child.
Every mom has moments when they are exhausted and need to learn how to balance the needs of others with the need to take care of themselves.
Sophie addresses all of these issues, and more, in Grace, Under Pressure. She also finds an outlet for her stress and depression through running. Ultimately, Sophie trains for the London Marathon to raise autism awareness and to build mental and physical resilience as part of her own self-care process!
Journalist Gaby Hinsliff says:
This is a book about Asperger’s syndrome and a book about running, but it’s so much more than that. It’s at heart a love story, testament to the power of a parent’s fierce devotion to their child. Any parent will see in it something of themselves.
If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to raise a child with Asperger’s – how to advocate for your child – and how to take care of yourself during the process – read Grace, Under Pressure by Sophie Walker!
Grace Under Pressure – Video Interview With Sophie Walker
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About Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker is a journalist, marathon runner, campaigner, and the author of Grace, Under Pressure – A Girl with Asperger’s and her Marathon Mom. She is also a journalist who worked as a reporter for Reuters News Agency for sixteen years and as a foreign correspondent traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan with Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Sophie currently lives in London.
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