To the non-special needs parents that feel they need to give me advice

If you have a child, or children, and none of them have special needs, but you still feel you have all the answers and just have to give me advice on how to raise my children that do have special needs, I want you to consider this:

You know how annoying and frustrating it is when non-parents think they know everything and tell you how to raise your children when the reality is, they really don’t have a clue?

Yeah, that’s how you are to me right now.

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About Stuart Duncan

My name is Stuart Duncan, creator of http://www.stuartduncan.name. My oldest son (Cameron) has Autism while my younger son (Tyler) does not. I am a work from home web developer with a background in radio. I do my very best to stay educated and do what ever is necessary to ensure my children have the tools they need to thrive. I share my stories and experiences in an effort to further grow and strengthen the online Autism community and to promote Autism Understanding and Acceptance.

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6 Responses to To the non-special needs parents that feel they need to give me advice

  1. Brenda Tobin December 16, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Short; sweet, & spot on!

  2. Tammy Vice December 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Needs to be said. Although all of us are always learning, we learn best from those who’ve been down the same road. ;-)

  3. Matt December 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    I think we shouldn’t be so quick to assume they have no useful information though.

    There are male gyno’s, and they’re trusted even though they don’t have the parts ;)

  4. Full Spectrum Mama December 17, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    We-e-e-e-e-e-ll, aren’t we “all on the spectrum”??? Not. I don’t wanna pimp my blog here and I so appreciated your spot-on, brief and wise rant. I just wrote a very long post about this if you care to check it out. The upshot being, can it, people. Love,

  5. chrid December 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Man I get so frustrated with all the therapist that have no children and want to instruct me on how to deal with my son. We had one therapist who had kids and she was great.

  6. Autism United January 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Everyone has advice that they feel the need to shove down our throats. Didn’t I read somewhere once upon a time that Dr.Spock (the writer, therapist) didn’t even have kids but made a gillion dollars selling a parent book.
    I appreciate, a kind word, I appreciate a loving glance, but I don’t appreciate people who don’t take the time to understand.

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