Tag Archives: self-esteem

Birthday Cards Won’t Save the World

This is likely the most disjointed thing I’ve written in a while, but I am so absolutely livid… if I go back and try to edit, I’m going to get more angry, so please forgive the lack of eloquence and use of caps…   DO NOT SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS TO PEOPLE TO WHOSE BIRTHDAY PARTIES […]

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OUTSIDE READING: Behavior Plan For Parents of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Children

“Your feelings about autism are constructed by living in a world that fears and stigmatizes disabled lives. Your distress about an autism diagnosis are most certainly because of these unhealthy messages. Please remember that your behavior in regards to your child’s diagnosis is a choice. Signing this behavior plan means that you will always put […]

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We Will Get Rid of Bullying

Saw a meme on a friend’s Facebook today. Disagreed strongly with it. Fixed it. My edits are in red and include the words over the actual photo. The original meme stated: “We will never get rid of bullying / We should teach kids how to stand up for themselves instead of wearing pink ribbons and […]

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Sometimes a Little Right Isn’t Enough

For everyone wanting to rave about how wonderful Sesame Street is for creating an autistic muppet… they haven’t. They created a cartoon character and a bunch of videos pushing a mostly negative agenda. Please read this write-up of the materials and why Sesame Street needs to start over with this initiative. Sometime a little right […]

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OUTSIDE READING: 10 Things Autistic Kids Pick Up Quicker When Not Bullied

“As an educator, I’d like to say this: Why in corn’s name are you waiting for a child to be abused by their peers in order to ‘promote social justice, tolerance, respect, and acceptance’? The time for that promotion is all the time, no matter who is or is not in your current classroom. If […]

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John Waters Commencement Speech

There’s a lot I could quote from this video, but it’s ALL worth watching/reading (and being John Waters, you bet your ass it’s delightfully NSFW). This is the most relevant – I feel – to what I partially hope to accomplish with Giraffe Party… “And, parents, vice-versa: You don’t get to order up your kids, either. […]

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You Do Not Own Your Daughter

Getting really tired of seeing this meme. How about you teach your daughter that her self-respect and education are the top priority in her life? Teach her that fashion is one thing, respecting her body and mind is another. Social interaction with boys is fine. Teaching her to have self-respect and the power of will […]

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OUTSIDE READING: What Will I Gain From Being Diagnosed Later in Life?

For those wondering what you may gain from receiving a diagnosis as an adult (specifically as an adult female), this article may be a good read for you… Autism – What will I gain from being diagnosed later in life? It won’t change anything for me, so why should I bother?

PARENT QUESTION: Why “Attack” Autism Parents For Saying Parenting is Hard?

A reader posed an interesting question to me earlier this morning, in a comment thread on a previous post. “No one gets mad at NT parents when they say this is hard or when their child struggles with something and so they have to give extra attention to them to resolve the issue. Why attack […]

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