As we come to the knowledge that someone we look up to, has fallen off their pedestal, I think it’s important to take a moment to spend time with our children and teach them about how people are just people. We don’t belong on pedestals. We crave perfection and want to believe that a magical fairy tale is possible. But the problem with pedestals is that they are tipsy things. They are easily tipped over and mere mortals don’t belong on them. We are too clumsy. Read more. . .
“Autism rages loud, all-consuming, battering at your spirit just as you batter at my door. But it batters at mine too, trying to pull us down into the abyss of this meltdown. An Autism meltdown for you, a questioning of my Motherhood meltdown for me. Am I doing this right? Do I have the skills for this? Can I really do this?”
“Often, we hear feel-good stories about helping special needs people. You know the ones. Ones, where the Boy takes the Girl with Down-Syndrome to the Prom. Not because he’s interested in her, but so she can be included. Everyone should be included. But it sometimes seems that there is a small spark of disingenuousness in this action. In the disability community, there is a term for these stories. It’s “Inspirational Porn.””
“Sometimes my children ask and badger so much that I start wondering if I’m just being a bad Mom. Times have changed since I was a kid.
But that’s just it. Times have changed. In a world where pornography, a huge increase in sex trafficking, cyber bullying, and SO much more is out there, we need to stand firm. It is our responsibility to keep our children safe, and as their parent, you get to decide what that is.” Read more. . .