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Email of the Day: I Stood Up for My Son's Welfare

By Dr. Laura on January 18, 2024
Young woman holds young boy in her arms while kissing his head

Throughout our son’s early years, I was pressured to send him to pre-school, because everyone else was doing it. Even though I never felt the rush, I was worried I might be hindering his developmental needs. So, I found what I thought was the right program, and even helped in the classroom.


But on the fourth day of pre-school, he was pushed off the monkey bars, leaving him with 6 stitches in his eyebrow. The teacher told me it was not allowed by their school code for me to talk to the parents of the child who was the bully who pushed my son. They insisted the school would handle it. After hearing THAT, I walked away with my son from that school, and we never looked back to that dumb decision I made.


Our son suffered from speech and language delays and was diagnosed with autism, but that didn’t stop me from being the mother who was determined to help him. He ended up graduating from an ivy-league university. Looking back, I’m proud to have been his stay-at-home mom and coach, thanks to you, the warrior for children’s welfare.




I Stood Up for My Son's Welfare


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