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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

LAZY DAYS ???

















Bonnie Skala Kiladitis http://survivingmotherhood-mom26children.blogspot.com/ Blogger mom whose 5 (of 6) kids have ASD. I've never read about someone so anti-biomedical. She's certainly earned her right to speak but she's quite negative towards DAN! (P.S. Certainly does not surprise me that it's an AOL article - they get $$$ from Pharma ads.)
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Kim Rossi Stagliano
She appeared on Extreme Home Makeover - many of us (who found the GFCF diet ameliorated behaviors) commented on the grilled cheese sandwiches she was making as she spoke of her child who liked to break things. I wish them well - it's not easy to have more than one on the spectrum that's for sure. I have three. She has 5! Wow.
March 15 at 2:40pm ·
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Marco Loretto
Good for her. Let her continue in her misery. Fact is she is like many who are too lazy to do what it takes.Only fanatics get to recover their kids.
Fri at 9:50pm ·
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I just found this on the Generation Rescue Facebook site.....
I must comment...
First off...
Bonnie...Kim was also featured on the AOL Health site...did you miss that one?
Is she paid off by Big Pharm too???
Or is it because she is on your side...it does not matter that Big Pharma paid for
some ads on AOL ?
Second...
Kim...My son liked to hear glass break...He does not do that any more.
Is he cured?
Don't think so. But he has alleviated that behavior. He still loves his cheese, but
now prefers it on a tortilla now.
Third...
Marco...
Do you know me?
How the heck can you call me lazy?
I wake up every day at 6 am.
I put my first child on the bus at 6:3o am.
I walk my second child to school at 7:30 am after I feed the 3 middle children.
My oldest gets on the bus at 8:30 am and then I am at work by 9:00am.
I work until 5:00 pm when I start dinner.
By 10:00 pm I am able to finish the dishes (no dishwasher thank you) and get
to take my bath.
I am very lucky to get to bed by midnight.
I am not complaining, by the way...just stating the fact that I am not LAZY....
My husband and I work our butts off to get our kids to school, school activities,
sports, therapies and other appointments.
They are amazing kids....
Sorry you did not get that from the interview...if in fact you actually read it...
Oh, and I am not miserable...btw !!!
Okay, I have let off my steam..
I did not name call...I just stated what the facts are...
I really don't care if any of these people see this...
This rant was for me....
Man...I feel so much better now....
Off to bed.
Back to school tomorrow..after Spring Break...6 am comes mighty early !!!

6 comments:

KWombles said...

Well, huh. Nice of Kim S to smack you with one hand while patting you with the other. Look at it this way, if she'd blocked you on facebook, you'd have missed her comment. :-)

I know you won't lose sleep over being called anti-biomed. :-) Lazy, gotta laugh. Who can have six kids and be lazy?

Julia said...

You didn't name-call.

My first reaction was to do so, at least in my head.

And, goodness, on the diet thing -- I can't remember where it was, but I'd read somewhere that only about 25% of autistic people benefit from a GF/CF diet, so odds are, you're not doing anyone any harm by feeding your kid a grilled cheese sandwich!

(I'm sorry that so much negativity is being thrown your way.)

Our Family Is His said...

From a Mom and Dad that DO believe SOME biomedical things work well (we don't chelate, I have never been comfortable with even the thought of that), I say to each his/her own. You do what's right for your family, and no one else has any say in the matter. (we do GF/CF/SF but not for the Autism issues. We have a 2 year old that is truly allergic to those. Yeah, he has an actual allergy AND Autism. Go figure the odds of that. Hehehe)

These Moms should know that as parents of children onthe spectrum, we often get busy bodies that tell us what to do for our kids, knowing nothing about them. But, true to form, they also will be the first busy bodies that harass a parent of a child on the spectrum that does something differently.

Julia said...

Our Family Is His -

It's just that kind of busy-body mentality that a lot of people have that has my husband not mentioning anything about autistic kids when he's talking to people he's just met. Invariably, just because they saw something on TV or know someone who knows someone with an autistic kid, they suddenly become an authority, giving him advice which either we've already taken, tried and rejected as not appropriate for any of our kids, or rejected on the basis of no good scientific support. And getting the "You should do X" from people who don't know a dang thing about any of our kids gets old. So he doesn't bring it up.

I bring it up quietly, just matter-of-fact and offhand, and we have friends who will mention it to other people in a way that we don't get any of the crap reactions that we hate.

It's working, after a fashion, anyway.

Anonymous said...

I now feel lazy after reading your schedule. Our son is just now getting therapy because of word of mouth friends, some are helpful some are not(friends). I can't believe when his teachers say how much we work with him, I tell them what parent wouldn't help their child, they say most parents think its the schools job. Is this true? Thank you for you, Happy Mother's day!

Anonymous said...

You're so lazy. You don't poison your children with bleach or chelation, or spend your time telling your children that they are defective freaks. How can you stand to be so horribly horribly lazy!