1. Mary Beth Danielson
    June 26, 2017 @ 7:14 am

    This is helpful. I never thought of these kinds of situations in this light. I would be the “other adult” trying to not be startled by the kid with autism or whatever other challenges. This helps me know how to be the bystander – a skill I’m working on. Thank you.


  2. Scott Wilcox and Heather
    June 26, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

    Yes, and there are so many suggestions, mostly from people who know of a mom, or they have a cousin across the country that they have probably never seen, or they saw Dr Phil or an Oprah show that…………………. and the comments and suggestions about cures and procedures that will fix it, etc. They mean well, but don’t know how many thousand times and year we have re-directed, or said no, or hands down, or shhhhhhhhhhhhhh! that got her to this point in 30 years. And a new command can destroy it all. If they could only live in our lives for a day or two before commenting, or telling us how we are doing it wrong. God bless us, every one!


  3. Kate Miller
    June 26, 2017 @ 4:37 pm

    As always so well written. Thank you yet again for putting into words some of the challenges I still can’t wrap my mind around.


  4. PretrinacD
    June 27, 2017 @ 4:07 am

    I So agree with allowing a Mom to be a Mom. We are with our children 24/7/365. Your support of us is appreciative, just allow us to do what we know is best! I love this article.


  5. Rosemarie
    June 27, 2017 @ 5:53 am

    I love “I am running a race with no finish line”. I have two children with special needs.


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