Thursday, May 10, 2012

Links of the Week

Here is an eloquent response to R Shmuley Boteach's article about Special Needs I posted last week.
I think my opinion is somewhere in the middle. While I do not think having a child with special needs is suffering, I do think that it is harder than a typical child and those who claim that their child is just like everyone else in every realm are fooling themselves.
Yes our kids are bright, they have feelings, they can lead to full lives but they have to work really HARD at it and so do the parents.

On the topic of attachment parenting, this TIME cover photo of a woman breastfeeding her three year old is  making news. Some feel it is just sensationalist, others think the article is too critical of attachment parenting but it definitely had the effect of stirring up some controversy.

Have you read anything interesting this week?

1 comment:

  1. amazing! I was planning on sending you this article and a link to Time's cover story yesterday but I guess you found both yourself.
    I'm happy to hear that you come out somewhere in the middle on the Boteach issue. I felt discomfort at some of the language he used in his article, specifically when referring to Hashem and what he "owes us" or what our Neshamas "deserve". On the other hand I didn't want to claim to understand something I have not experienced. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with your readers, the honesty and your vulnerability in your posts makes me feel connected to you - even from so far away.
    I love you
    P.S. Was this too shmoopy for a blog? Sheesh it must be all the post-natal hormones