Why the Feelings of Parents with Disabled Children Should be Considered

On Twitter (I should just leave Twitter), I have seen a lot of disdain towards parents who state their feelings. As a mother to a child with disabilities, I have watched in horror as it has been said by advocates that “we don’t care about what the parents feel, just the child”. When you sayContinue reading “Why the Feelings of Parents with Disabled Children Should be Considered”

Tone Policing

What is Tone Policing? Because I was constantly being told that this was what I was doing, I had to go and look it up. In essence, it’s basically focusing on HOW something is said instead of the message being imparted by the other person. So, yes, they were right. I was tone policing withoutContinue reading “Tone Policing”

What I Learned from the “Disabled” People on Twitter

BEFORE anyone gets mad at my usage of the quotation marks, they are there because this is the term that I was told they prefer. I thought differently but, as you will find out from this post, I am wrong about a lot of things.  In essence, it’s like some people of color wanting toContinue reading “What I Learned from the “Disabled” People on Twitter”

Being the Parent to a Teenager with Special Needs is HARD!

My daughter was diagnosed with a Moderate Intellectual Disability (moderate mental retardation is the past way that it was referred to) at a young age and my world came to a halt. My daughter has a blog and I went through some of the things that I thought about when she was first diagnosed. InContinue reading “Being the Parent to a Teenager with Special Needs is HARD!”