About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND PARENT...

It truly does amaze me how the people who spend the most time on Autism Message Boards
are the most critical of other parent's. We all have a common bond...children with Autism.
Some choose to be critical of others who don't do the biomedical approach....some choose to
criticize those who go the biomedical approach (and no, I do not mean GF/CF diets).
I was targeted by a mother of children with Autism on one such message board. She has been
nit-picking me for years. I find her rather redundant and really, really boring.
This person, along with her clonies, spend hours on the computer. What the heck are their
children doing? Playing with matches, perhaps?
These "parents" sure dole out alot of advice to me and other Neurodiverse thinking parents, but really..what kind of parent sits in front of a computer all day just to rag and bag on other
parent's who are going through the same thing.

I say this with all of the compassion I can muster, because frankly, I could care less about the
parent's of these precious children......I care about their precious children who are probably at their pants legs begging them for some attention and guidance....

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER.....

Where are my kids, you might ask???
2 of our children are down the street playing with a friend at their house.
1 is upstairs playing with her High School Musical toys.
1 is asleep on the couch, he is very tired from waking up at 5:30 am.
1 is in her room on the computer and listening to her Ipod...she just helped me
with dinner, so I let her go back to her life.
1 is in her room being a 17 year old Autistic child who does not like the thunder
storm we are having.

All safe and sound. But, I did wait until almost 5:00 pm to return to the computer
after a quick computer check this morning.

Again, I will say to those who are so OCD that they are afraid they will miss
a fight or a chance to call someone a name...

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER......AND PARENT.

I want to add something, since I have a "shy" person who wants to comment
ANONYMOUSLY..you know how much I love that???
I do spend 2 times a day catching up on the message boards....I blog about
Autism, I live Autism....I need to know what people think.

I get really angry when a few parent's on the boards, and they know who they
are, make a game out of putting down other parent's on these boards. It is way
beyond pathetic....

To my Anonymous fan...I know who you are...thanks for visiting me so much.
I am flattered.

8 comments:

beau99 said...

You are awesome.

I can't believe the nerve of some of those people.

Anonymous said...

Seems like all you do is bitch about other parents on message boards meaning you must be on them too. And all you do is preach about what a great parent you are while everyone else seems to suck. You sound like the one picking fights to me.

Mom26children said...

Hello Anonymous,
I am on the forums...1 to 2 times a day...if that much.
I happen to notice people on them ALL DAY LONG...that is a
sickness.
And, what makes you hide behind an Anonymous label....Mmmmm...

Anonymous said...

If you dislike these forums so much and the people who post on them why do you even bother going on them at all? You are clearly bothered by what is be written on the message boards yet you continue to go back and then bitch about them. Hmmmm...that sounds like you simply like to complain to me.

Mom26children said...

Hi Anonymous,
How is the weather up in the Northeast? It is really hot here in Texas...

I just made an observation and decided to blog about it on my blog...

Dadof6Autistickids said...

Amen brother... I mean mother! LOL

Anonymous said...

Speaking as someone with OCD I found your comment: "Again, I will say to those who are so OCD that they are afraid they will miss
a fight or a chance to call someone a name..." suprisingly uninformed and uncharacteristically mean spirited. I enjoy your blog but found the comment hurtful.

amy said...

That is the reason why I avoid those boards myself. As a mother of two autistic boys, I don't want to go somewhere and have people critize me or others for what they do or don't do. Plus this is HER blog and she can say anything she wants (for the "anonymous" poster).

Best wishes,

Amy