It bothers me that people so often use labels first when describing their children. I used to teach a class called Person-Centered thinking, and thought I might share some of that philosophy with some of you. The theory behind it is that the first few descriptive words you use when talking about someone bears a huge impact on the way people percieve them. For ex: If you say......."My Autistic son is 6 years old" People will automatically picture every stereotype that they've heard about Autism, before imagining the child himself; but if you say "My 6 year old son has Autism" people will get a vision of a little boy first, and "Autism" becomes a descriptive word rather than a definition of his person. This summary certainly leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the philosphy as a whole, but I hope that it makes sense to someone.......
Answer by TARARENEE at 5:37 PM on Jul. 4, 2011
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