Category: Parenting

Should parents be blamed for autism?

Autism is a severe developmental disorder evident within a child’s first few years of life. It is caused by mothers, often referred to as “refrigerator moms” who are typically well-educated but cold and rejecting toward their children. Since the infant … Continue reading

How to raise good losers

Football star Cam Newton got it all wrong when he declared, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” as an excuse for his rude behavior after his team’s defeat in the Super Bowl. Teaching our kids … Continue reading

The plight of the invisible sibling

After a rather difficult therapy session, I accompanied the mom and her eight-year-old autistic daughter to the waiting room. I introduced myself to the older sibling, and thanked her for waiting so patiently. When I asked her name, she simply … Continue reading

Keeping your kids safe from sexual abuse

Are your kids safe from teachers, coaches and other youth workers? I learned about sexual abuse during my freshman year at a catholic high school in Massachusetts. A few religious clergy would seek out the “cute” boys and sexually molest … Continue reading

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