Slyplace, you are entitled to disagree with the sentiments expressed by the writer, but your original comment was just plain nasty and showed the lack of respect and good manners that this whole topic is addressing! - Anne W
I can't believe I'm about to say this but I do think we need to apply the concept of diversity and tolerance to everybody, not just our lesbian and gay friends. Everyday we come across views and ways of living which we may not like. For example, I may not like many political and religious views I come across but if we really believe in diversity and tolerance for everyone - and I mean everyone even the people we disagree with - they have just as much right to express their views, and to decide who comes into their home. - Diversity
Tracey, I agree with you. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/?q=#/groups/130773080382056/?ref=ts&fref=ts. I'll introduce myself on there.
I have 3 other kids who are normal, mainstream kids, one is very high achieving - and they are all from the same genetic background and environment! - Concerned
Here's a head up, Hooplarians ... John Jay is the alter ego of the erudite but bitter Jack Richards, a man whose hate knows no bounds and who has a shrine to Kylie Minogue. Don't you Jack? He is being his usual ahole self, impersonating a kind gentleman who has a deep connection to God. It's not funny or clever. You just show, once again, that you are damaged beyond belief and should see a shrink about your problems. - Grow Up Jack
Sadly, its all about respect! I believe that this kind of bullying is rife in Australia and to kick the underdog is the norm. As for respect for mothers, we are still harassing women who breast feed their babies!!!
Thank you Tara for saying it all so eloquently. - YVONNE
This letter is just about showing good manners. If they showed this thoughtlessness to their friends, they wouldn't have any. So why treat your parents so shabbily? - PG
That's so sad. I have five children and nineteen grandchildren, spread over 350 kms. We have a family group on facebook where all the adults and the older grandchildren communicate regularly. We have family get togethers for Christmas and mid year as well as special occasions and everyone (including grandchildren and their boyfriend/girlfriend come). They are just fun family bbqs and everyone brings food and drink to share. I know in time, they will drift apart and form their own family groups, but they will have a good grounding.
Your family is what you make it. - Marnie
He must really be worried that he' s going to lose his seat! - Glynnis Henderson
That would be great. There is a Facebook group I am part of, I found it by desperately searching one night because you do feel so alone! https://www.facebook.com/?q=#/groups/130773080382056/?ref=ts&fref=ts
We mainly go there to ask for advice and support as many of us feel abandoned and helpless. - Concerned
Thank you Benison. I too get sick of people claiming ADHD is not a real condition and that it's the environment, diet, poor parenting etc. Parents of children with other disabilities get support and compassion but I have found ostracism, criticism and nasty comments. - Concerned