Yes, the rash of brand new members on this thread is very curious. It's notable to see one brand new member floating around. Seeing so many on a single thread is... frustrating. Not because ya'll aren't welcome to opinions (as long as you are truely not trolls, anyway,) but, because you clearly do *not* know the community and it's individuals yet. As such, it's counterproductive and offensive for you to offer cruel criticisms of a well established member based on two paragraphs of information about her, her children and her attitude. Waltzing in and insulting a well liked member of the community doesn't make folks want to welcome you to our midst with open arms.
Many of us who've been around longer, whether we've been here for three years and only have 500 posts to our names, or been around for six months and have 4000, readily recognise names and family situations such as LDSmomma6 and know full well that she is not a nasty person who would yell at her kids for hurting. We also know that this is a place where mamas frequently come to let off steam when life and kids get super frustrating, rather than letting that steam off *at* the kids. That, I suspect, is what this fine lady was trying to accomplish.
Furthermore, while it's true that she is the adult and the parent to this child, please note that she is *also* the parent to five other children, all of whom need her and all of whom are being affected by this one child's sudden extreme needs. That doesn't diminish the 9 yo's needs in any way, but it *does* pile far more responsibility on this poor mama, not to mention stress. Clearly she's been making an effort to solve her child's problem and is highly frustrated with her failure to come to any understanding of it, leading her to ask us all for help or at least sympathy. And, well, your criticisms don't count as either help or sympathy.
So, mama, vent away. Some of us are listening to you and not imposing our own agendas.