I used to get it all the time, whenever we went out. "What's wrong with him? Why is he behaving this way?" and my typical response would be "Oh he's got Asperger's" as if that was enough to explain to people why Trace acted certain ways in public and to somehow absolve him of all responsibility for his behavior. And then one day it hit me. Kinda like a brick over my … [Read more...] about Should parents of kids with special needs take responsibility for their child’s behavior?
I know this is a topic that causes some very heated discussions. I'm not here to debate over whether you should or shouldn't spank your child. I just need to talk and your opinions are welcomed and your own to share without reservation or judgement. I just hope you give me the same courtesy. I had a hellish day today. I got up and nothing went right. … [Read more...] about Have you ever spanked your child?
Okay so we've all done it. Taught our kids to tell a small fib. This morning it hit me just how wrong and bad it is and how I didn't know as a mom what I was even doing. There I was in the bath tub, Trace standing beside me playing on my iPhone. He didn't go to school today. Still in his PJ's, waiting for me to get out of the tub to get … [Read more...] about Mommy Moments: Teaching your kids to fib
I sat here for over a week now thinking as to whether or not I should even write this post. I thought about why I want to write it. I mean the title iteself: Setting the Record Straight: How far is too far when teachers share personal information with their students, pretty much sums up what I want to do. I want to talk about it. I wrote an article as many of you know on … [Read more...] about Do Teachers Share Too Much Private Information In School?
"Hey babe, how was school?" "My teacher is a lesbian!" "Excuse me?" "She told us today in class. She's a lesbian." Okay back the truck up! WTF? Not your typical conversation to be having with your twelve year old, I know. Yet this is the conversation I had with my son on Thursday after school, and believe me. It caused me some concern. How did this all … [Read more...] about How far is too far when a teacher shares personal information with their students?