Helping Your Unique Child Thrive in a Cookie-Cutter World

Stephanie Lerner


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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lerner, Stephanie Freund.

Kids who think outside the box : helping your unique child thrive in a cookie-cutter world / Stephanie Freund Lerner. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8144-7275-3 1. Exceptional children. 2. Individuality in children. 3. Successful people—Biography. 4. Exceptional children—Services for—United States— Directories. I. Title. HQ773.5.L47 2005

649'.15—dc22 2004024925

© 2005 Stephanie Lerner. All rights reserved.

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I dedicate this book to all those kids who are unique in thought, spirit, and personality.

The key to your success and personal greatness is the wisdom and conviction of knowing who you are . . . and holding the course.

To my three children— Morgen, Chelsae, and Spencer . . . You hold the course every day! I learn from you.

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