A mother relates the difficulties encountered in raising a child with a developmental disorder. Letting a child grow up is difficult enough; letting a child grow up who has a developmental disorder can be painful. Read this mother’s story.
New York Times – parenting.blogs.nytimes.com
‘My 15 year-old daughter Lizzie is very angry with me right now. Over breakfast this morning, she sputtered through tears that I am not letting her grow up, and that I am an overprotective, crazy mother. “Not fair,” she kept repeating: her mantra, but the words don’t seem to sink into my apparently dense skull.