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Reflections on the ‘Dragon Mom’

Posted this at the WI-LFL blog:

Someone pointed me to an op-ed in the NY Times by a ‘dragon mom.’  Her son, born with Tay-Sachs, is not expected to live beyond three years old.  And yet, despite this- or is it because of this?-  the joy she has with him is immense and incalculable.   Our society bends over backwards to ‘spare’ children and mothers of this joy, offering a quick and easy termination.  But if you read this article, you see that even in the face of impending grief, joy prevails every time.

Of course, if we’re honest, we understand … continue reading...

Problem of Pain video response and some summer updates

This has been one of those summers, I’ll tell you.  I suppose it has been noticed that I haven’t been contributing to the blog very much, or sending out newsletters, or debating very much on the forum.  September is on its way and I for one am looking forward to ‘vacation’ being over so that I can get back into the groove!

I had several speaking engagements this summer and a couple of them I had recorded on video.  I thought I would make some of this available on Youtube in anticipation of the day when I really open up … continue reading...

Review of Freedom, Healing for Parents of Disabled Children by Nancy Douglas

A review of Nancy Douglas’s Freedom: Healing for Parents of Disabled Children (Buy from Amazon)

Book Description
In the pages of Freedom, Nancy Douglas candidly shares the pain, grief, and trials of having a disabled child. From the initial storm of discovering her daughter was Autistic, deaf, and Failure to Thrive, to the agony of knowing she would never receive physically healing, her compelling and honest account of life with a special needs child will transform the heart of all who read it. Walk with Nancy through the pages of her journey and discover for yourself the true and lasting … continue reading...