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Jan 22nd 2011 8:26AM Did you read the story? The mother gave her all kinds of food.
This is NOT a matter of parents indulging children. I have a child with similar issues, and in my attempts to get him to eat food - I've let him go as long as 5 full days with nothing but water at the suggestion of the pediatrician and people like you who don't understand.
You POV would make sense if they were indulging on nothing but junk, but did you read that this child won't even eat new sweets? I can't even get my son to eat ice cream, cookies, etc.
This is NOT a case about just being picky and indulgent parents.
My son has aspergers and sensory issues as well. We have been battling the food thing ever since he started eating table food. I had previously MADE all his baby food as I wanted him to have the healthiest diet.
Two things I want to mention. Does your child have trouble chewing? Or using only parts of her teeth? Or doesnt' like to chew at all? That is one of the issues with my son and because he has "almost choked" (for real twice and in his mind many more times) he doesn't like foods you have to chew. We literally are teaching him HOW to chew.
Secondly, we have just started on an anti-depressant. My son is 11 so this was not the first choice. He seems to be doing some better. I don't know if it is the medicine or the age or what, but it does seem to help. I wonder if this little girl doesn't have other issues going on.
Anyway -- hang in there. Keep offering new foods. Be glad when they try a new food EVEN if it is junk. My son ate chicken nuggest the other day. Normally I would have been horrified but I was just so happy to see him try a new food without issue.
And ignore comments from parents you want to put the blame no you because it is something they are ignorant of.
Jan 20th 2011 5:33PM I'm confused as to why there were upset that the Scouts didn't contact them in the first 24 hours.
I'm sure they felt it was appropriate to give the family time to absorb the news, gather family, etc.
24 hours seems like a reasonable time frame for contacting them.
I also assume that only the child was airlifted out. The rest had to continue the hike for 5 more miles, tend to the rest of the boys, etc. It was likely late by that time, and they decided to contact them the next day rather than disturb them.
Jan 14th 2011 7:57PM You can shut the whole thing down as far as I am concerned. I have virtually no use for the post office.
I can't remember the last time I used it. Everything is done electronically now. If they can't be competitive, it is time to shut it down.
Jan 12th 2011 3:43PM I am certainly not going to blame them.
Having a mental illness is not like having a broken arm. It may be there, but hard to understand. And the resources for mental health issues are, in many case, near impossible to come by. Maybe they did get him help, maybe he refused. Who knows? But certainly they didn't think he was going to kill anyone. .
I don't know what his parents did or did not do, but I certainly am not going to start out blaming them. Without some kind of evidence that they were aware of his actions specifically leading up to the shooting, I'm not even going to be critical of them.
They are clearly devastated and while the question may be fair, it most certainly is harsh!
Jul 28th 2010 7:42PM Flat paint looks better on walls, and they do have WASHABLE flat paint now.
Jul 22nd 2010 4:17PM Jose needs to go, BUT I think Comfort and AdeChike were full of crocodile tears! It was good, but not THAT good and he NEEDED an emotional moment to win some people over. They both went to great lengths to make sure that we saw them crying.
FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE!
Jun 11th 2010 7:46PM I too am a little more upset about teachers telling a child that he will never amount to anything more so than I am upset about a child using foul language when he is mad.
Jun 2nd 2010 4:07PM I favor a system of graduated license.
At 15 you can get a permit and drive with a parent in the car.
At 16 you can get a daylight only drivers license - no passengers other than family. If you drive successfully for 6 months with no infractions, at 16 years and 6 months you can drive day and night - still no passengers (other than family). If you do not get a violation then at 17 you are allowed to drive during the day with 1 passenger (other than family) but none at night. No violations for 6 months and then you can drive with multiple passengers during the day and one passenger at night. Go six months and you have a full drivers license. If you get a moving violation at any time, you have to restart that 6 month period and go six months without a violation to move on to the next stage. A person only gets a full license at 18 if they have no moving violations for two years. This allows those that need transportation to get to work and school but it keeps other kids (and other distractions) out of the car.
Also, rather than outlaw texting while driving all accidents involving distracted driving - whether it is texting, talking, eating a hamburger, applying make-up - ANYTHING distracting should have severe penalties. None of those things are crimes unless it causes an accident. Do not punish things that aren't a problem until they are done improperly.
Apr 14th 2010 5:56PM I absolutely support Kate. Well, I support her as a mother, not as a dancer. She had an adolescent husband who was basically incapable of functioning properly, who then ran around on her and has totally demonstarted himself as a douche. She may have been hard on him, but I suspect she would have much prefered a partner instead of another child. Blech.
And this class envy that people have - resentment for those that do well and the subsequent desire to tear them down because they haven't been able to be successful in their own life. Pffft! Hate much?
Good for her for arranging her life so that those kids get to live a good life with great experiences and HELL YEAH she has help...and why shouldn't she? Jeez...such jealous people.
Apr 12th 2010 7:07PM What a great story and not a single comment. And yet how many hundreds about the adoptive boy being returned to Russia?
Wish we could rally around something good....kind of like this awesome kid in the story.