This book presents how a child suffering from mental retardation can be a source of agony to the respective family. A lot of financial commitment and care is required in order to make the life of such a child bearable. This could be in terms of attending special schools and other medical requirements. Margaret Mbugua book helps in establishing how the caregivers of children with mental retardation suffer from depression and endured burden. There is no established social support such as counseling facilities and financial subsidies in Kenya. She takes the reader to determine the extent of burden and depression on caregivers of children who suffer from mental retardation and how reader can use intervention by providing care and support to the mentally retarded children and their caregiver. The book is very useful for the community who are taking care to the mentally retarded children. The undergraduates and postgraduates will find this book helpful in their studies of mentally retarded children.