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  1. Jeannie Prinsen
    June 13, 2016 @ 12:10 pm

    So beautiful. Your daughter is a lovely girl and clearly wise beyond her years: “Other parents sprinkle lies into the things they tell their kids”!!

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  2. Chanters
    June 13, 2016 @ 12:32 pm

    I don’t have a daughter. But I do have a son. Yesterday, we were play tickling and he got a little carried away. I asked him to stop. He heard me but it didn’t compute. He was just having so much fun, was caught up in the game, but I had asked him to stop and it was important that he listen. Later, we had a talk about how when a girl says no, stop, enough, it’s important to listen. He smiled and said he understood. He is 6 and on the spectrum and it’s important that he respect other people’s space and comfort level, just like he wants others to respect his.
    Boys and girls must be taught these important lessons.

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  3. bethanyk
    June 13, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

    Beautiful post

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  4. Karen
    June 13, 2016 @ 2:26 pm

    She is a very special girl…wise beyond her years and she may understand things about the future better than you think. I’m so glad my daughter is grown and married and happy and strong and beautiful and wise. I am raising my Aspie grandson (don’t care what they call it now; it is what it is) and I often wonder how to teach him the things that he needs to know about girls and respect and no means no. I did ok with my son on that…maybe I’m worrying too much about his son…but raising a boy in this rape culture is more difficult now than it was 30 years ago.

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  5. Lisa
    June 13, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

    Rose is beautiful and looks so much like Jack. You are all so very lucky to have her in your lives!

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  6. Heidi Caswell
    June 13, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

    As always Carrie, so beautifully and perfectly written!

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  7. Bunny
    June 13, 2016 @ 4:13 pm

    Beautiful post, Carrie.

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    • ROSE MILLER
      June 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

      SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL – JACK IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE HER AS HIS SISTER – YOU CAN TELL SHE LOVES HIM SO MUCH… PRECIOUS POST……

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  8. Ingrid
    June 13, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

    This brought tears of empathy to my eyes. I almost always understand your posts as I, too, have an autistic child. Mine is 36 now. Just half my age. And I raised him alone. But daughters are different.
    I will remember your Rose and all the others who have Moms trying to decide how to raise them!!!

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  9. Susie vanderKooij
    June 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    incredibly written, and so describes my 8 year old Caroline, who is so gentle, and understanding beyond measure, I too, worry she will continuously put others first, this was so meaningful to me!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

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  10. Missy
    June 13, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

    Rose is Everygirl. And I love how you couch the discussion – allowing it to hit hearts right where they beat.

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  11. J Anderson (Grandmother to 6 rainbows)
    June 14, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

    Rose is beautiful on the outside as well as within. She is a gift from God to you, like Jack is a gift. Life is like a rainbow to appreciate after a storm. Its many colors send a message of love from above. Your ability to express your emotions is also a gift to all of us to stop and see the rainbows in our lives. Thank-you for sharing your gift.

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