I agree DA. Its lie after lie and frankly, disabled or not disabled, we shouldn't encourage the behaviour.
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Many people can't afford the huge expense that comes with having children - and they still go ahead and have them.
And many people are not very good at saving for the day when things go all wrong, like a bread winner suddenly isn't. So bad financial management and (dog) breeding are not mutually exclusive.
Apparently they arn't selling the puppies though.
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Thought I might keep the discussion of diagnostic traits in here than spread them between two threads (falling off horses).
Bear in mind I haven't been reading KJs posts and won't for while.
I have noticed in various forums eg wrongplanet.net that Aspie/Autistic kids tend to attract "stalkers". Ie kids that pretend they are all these things and then get really nasty.
I guess, since lots of schools have few "special needs kids" who get lots of attention and personal attention from their very own class assistants (who are supposed to supervise the social interactions), that other kids would borrow the "diagnoses" to get away with the unacceptable behaviours they see these other kids getting away with.
Personally - I think if the behaviour is "unacceptable", there is no excuse, but there might be different ways of dealing with it. Ideally they use the methods applied to autistic kids for everyone - because those methods are based on logical not emotional based decision making and consistent application of clearly stated (written) rules and plans. Ie it helps everybody to know what is expected up front, and the consequences and rewards stated up front and to have that applied consistently. But so many in positions of authority (parents/teachers/principals) - can't/won't do it.
What is PI in "ADHD-PI"... (off to google now).
I went to school with a kid that told lots of lies. She wasn't very popular.
She lived around the corner from me when I was little, so I knew her before school, and we got along really well then (to the age of about 7). Then I moved away for several years, and when I came back she was unbearable - full of lies and deceit, and stayed that way. And kids did like to bully her. I left her alone - I had my own problems to deal with.
Both her parents worked extreme full time. She and her brother had a nanny. I think it must have been hard. She had lots of nice things but tended to try to buy friends and lied about her prowess at academic things. Really easy to see through lies. I don't know why.
Jeeze, this forum is getting nasty.
Not to disagree with either of you, Hyacinth and Puggerup, but close cousins of mine have been diagnosed with Autism. The older cousin, who is nearing 20, cannot even read out loud in public because of his condition- it's obvious when I say that he has NO social skills. The younger of the cousins also has autism (this has been verified a few times), and his traits seem to match KJ's (that is, more onto the emotional side of the spectrum, with traits such as fear of not fitting in- which can then lead to lieing, etc.). Slow learning (when not maths, in the case of my older cousin) is a part of their traits.
As for the ADHD- there are many subcategories that KJ may or may not fit into. My partner has been diagnosed with it, and my step brother has it, and both of these have many contrasting traits that would make you think they have totally different things, so it becomes apparent that the manifestations of it are different from person to person.
DA, I know for a fact that this forum is not blocked at my school. Neither are quite a few others. If she is a within a special learning class, it's expected that they get their own laptops. In the case of our school, all special learning class students get their own laptop, from the school, for their schoolwork and exams as the school has seen an improved grade level from these students when not working on paper.
I'm don't see where her story is not "adding up"? The only post where I raised my eyebrow was the horse one. She said she was moving- she is now in a new area. Her house was ceased- so her mother MUSN'T breed dogs? Why is this true? Why isn't it possible that her mother WAS breeding dogs, and is now not breeding dogs because they moved house?
AF, you highlighted KJ's comment about the "official height being 14in". I was wondering why when the standard (that you posted) also states that 14-16in is ideal?
Cleasanta, I believe you were one of the people commenting in another thread about how people do not need to be so rude. Perhaps following ones own ideals is better then insulting the person, when you do not have to read the thread in the first place!
I would not expect someone who has either ADHD or Autism (and certainly both) to know or understand the finer points of their parent's choices, whether they are 15 or not.
Why are people so willing to condemn here?
I don't see how someone who can have their house taken away for not paying rent or bills etc. can afford to breed dogs and them be worth $2000, but they dont sell them. And thats just the beginning of my queries.
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