I ended a friendship from similar comments, and dstanced my own mother for making those kinds of remarks. We started hsing and the first time she spouted off her opinions of the matter, I quit calling her daily to chat for an hour just because I love talking with her and having that bond. Really hurts too, since she lives in a different time zone and I didn't even meet her until I was 18 (whole other story, not getting into it so don't ask) so having to distance her like that after spending so long without her at all really stings, but I know it is best. We aren't unschoolers (yet, we're quickly headed that way though with dd1's learning needs I think) but it doesn't make it hurt less to hear someone tell you that your oldest child is retarded or stupid because she wasn't reading at 3yo and that her LD's are your fault because you didn't push her from a young age.
Cat- hsing momma to a wild crew of kids
Melissa 4/03, Lydia 5/04, Kimberly 1/06, Jordan 9/07, PJ 2/12, and Nate 5/14