Posts tagged " education "

The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him when strangers ask him questions like “Oh, what’s your name?” I hate it that he can’t whisper what he wants into Santa’s ear… Read more »

What you NEED to know about your special-needs child’s future

October 21st, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories At a craft fair in April of 2014 my booth was across from a woman selling dried noodles. Unfortunately, it was an unseasonably warm day and instead of people looking for something to do inside — like a craft fair — everyone was outside enjoying the first hints… Read more »

How do you avoid raising the next Stanford rapist?

June 7th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Maggie Downs posted in Mom Stories Lately I’ve been reading a lot about 20-year-old Brock Turner, the Stanford University student who raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Two Swedish grad students biking across campus spotted Turner assaulting the half-naked woman, tackled Turner and held him until police arrived, which led to the student’s arrest and… Read more »

Do you read to your baby? How it can make all the difference

June 6th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Jennifer Borget posted in Mom Stories Reading to my children was one of those things I looked forward to doing years before I had kids. Don’t ask me why, I’m not quite sure. I don’t have fond memories of my parents reading to me at bedtime or anything like that. But I have always… Read more »