Thursday, August 04, 2011
The difference between you and a good mother
The difference between you and a good mother is not the search but the motivation. A good mother searches for a diagnosis for her child because she wants to know what the problem is and what can be done to cure, treat, or work around it. You want to be assigned a diagnosis so that you can tell people what's wrong with your kid and get the sympathetic look and "A ......... child? You're a better mom than I; I could never handle that." And despite all of the evidence against it, you're really hoping someone will tell you it's autism, because that's the most fashionable disorder for parents, er, I mean kids, to have. Autistic kids are the new adopted black kids after all.