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Friday, May 23, 2014

Dear Matt Walsh

To Matt Walsh and readers attacking ADHD parents,


My son is 5 and medicated . I'm just the worst mom, let's forget about all his improvements , forget about him moving from counting til two til now sixty . Forget that he now writes his name and recognizes numbers and letters . Let's forget that he was supposed to be held back in pre k for another year but in 3 months got to a level of where he is ready for kindergarten (yay) . Let's forget about him waking up asking for his chill out pill as he hates how crazy his day is without it. Let's forget about him coming with tears rolling down his face screaming with his voice so full of pain, repeating " I just want it to stop, I want my brain to stop , I just want to sit , why can't I sit still , I hate my brain, I hate my brain".
 
Let's forget the smile I see on his face all day everyday now because he is so proud of himself , he is so proud of learning , so proud of being in Control of himself .

 
But because if his age we will forget all this , we will say boys will be boys . And we will say I am a lazy parent . We will say this so people that do not deal with what I and my child deals with everyday can pretend that they know how our day is, so they can pretend to even have the slightest clue of how it is to have a child that can not even function during the da . That after 3 years of numbers and letters everyday still did not know one single one . Let's pretend that they know how it is to have ur 4 year old at the time only able to count til 2 even tho every day you count with him . Let's pretend they know how it is. Let's pretend they know what's best for my child. Let's pretend I'm a bad , lazy mom, all so they can feel good about their judgmental ,know it all mindset.


From,
 A caring and present parent!

4 comments:

  1. Hi, I found your blog from the "YourLDSBlog" & I can relate to this so much. I've had similar experiences over my son with Autism. I wrote a response publicly on my blog to make sure it didn't happen again. Hopefully they will never judge another parent with a child with Autism

    Ila from He Has MS

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  2. Thank you! I checked out your blog and I loved reading it, my dad has MS so it is nice to see insight!

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  3. That particular post was the last straw for me with his blog. :(
    Thank you for this post.

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    1. His stuff can be hard to read and very negative... Thank you for reading!

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