Some of you knew who DoOvers was when s(he) first posted a few weeks ago. What is the story? Am I the only one who thinks she tends to takes over some of the discussions? She makes it well known that she has an advanced degree and feels qualified to advise on sensitive subjects. We are here to support, not to be preached to.
I do not have a PhD., but I like to think I have a lot of experience and practical as well as advanced education.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
he was this way before he got his degree and rubbed many people the wrong way when he was here before. i just choose to ignore him because pointing out his faults to him does no good cuz he thinks so highly of himself.
If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work - steven wright
When I read DoOvers response to the postings regarding Asperger's Syndrome my first reaction was 'Ooh — Yikes.' I'm glad you posted about this. I thought you might have been personally offended and I was taken back by his critical remarks in response to the newcomer. He proceeded to educate (good) but then finished up with you as though you needed his prompting to do what was 'best for both." You must have learned something during the last 25 years.
Often, the education would continue for me if we could slow down to ask questions. Many times I think if I don't post it all right away I won't ever have the chance to post again. Many posters do not express themselves well in writing and also if they're hurried or frantic they may short cut their questions and others who are hurried may short cut their responses. Even though we are all allowed our faults and imperfections, we still expect more from our members who also participate as professionals. I'm not a doctor nor do I hold an advanced degree nor do I feel I need to meet any special criteria to offer support here whether on my best or worst day.
I'm not a mother and have no idea what it is to be enmeshed with a child, especially a child with a disability. But I am a witness to my mother's relationship with my brother (hyper-active child and now adult at 50 - with schizophrenia) all of her/his life because there was/is no father around to pick up the reigns. It has worn my mother down to almost nothing over the years to do it alone (I help some) and she herself has struggled with major depression all of her life.
My mother was in therapy for many years with her doctor of choice. After many years of therapy and confidential sharing her doctor is not able to walk in her shoes anymore than she is able to walk in his.
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