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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Sorry, but you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Try having a conversation with a parent who never believes your side of the story. Try exhibiting deeply personal emotions around a parent who does not possess the mechanism to process an appropriate response. Try being a happy musician around a parent who always tells you that you should just be a nerdy academic like they are instead. Try explaining to a parent that their verbal and physical mannerisms make you incredibly uncomfortable, only to see them refuse to change any of the offending behavior. Try living with a professional hypochondriac who convinces themselves that everybody else needs to share in their perpetual gloom and doom. Try making childhood friends around a parent who flies off the handle at the slightest infraction to the rules. Try surviving category 5 meltdowns in public by a parent who has no internal barometer for other peoples' discomfort. Try living in a world where every family member, teacher, authority figure and professional tells you "their your parents, you have to do what they say" even when it's beyond obvious that the parent themselves is the source of the constant disquiet. No, unless you've personally suffered a lifetime of these emotional and psychological indignities, you really have no grounds to contest the notion that people with Asperger's should be kept away from the business of child rearing...

January 24, 2018 - 5:22pm


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