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there is something about the language used that really gets on my nerves, and i'm wondering whether someone has an idea of how to say that without invalidating their concerns or turning it into a big argument about "quality of life" or whatever.
but everything has pros and cons
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
I like the phrases "typically developing" or "neuro typical."
My sn child is healthy, she's fine (most of the time), and she's normal (for her!). I believe that she is exactly how she is meant to be, but that I have a responsibility as a parent to help her become the best version of herself possible. But she's not *typical.* (She's on the autism spectrum)
Raising a sn daughter isn't what I would have chosen for myself. It's freakin hard and a lot of time I feel like I don't have clue what I'm doing. Many of the joys of raising a typical child are missing. I fully understand why people fear it. I've found it heartbreaking as a parent to watch my child struggle with things that come quiet naturally to most people.
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