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The Voice of Autism: Why does my daughter hate me

She yells at me for reasons unknown

Everything mean thing they said to her is now meant for me

There is no reasoning, no rationalization of her words or behavior

She cries thinking no one loves her

All you can do is reassure her that you are there and you care

She tells you she hates you

She calls you a liar and runs out the door

She doesn’t go far because she’s mad at the world

She knows they won’t understand her

She walks up and down and back and forth til she’s calmed herself again

She re-enters the house and asks for forgiveness

She tells me she loves me and lets me know I’m the best

What can I do, What can I say

I tell her I love her and let all the bad slip away

She calms and slips into sleep for the night

All is forgotten once again

My only hope is that tomorrow is better

That she will learn to love herself

And stop hating me

Even though she professes her love for me

Copyright 2014 The Voice of Autism: Why does my daughter hate me© Felina Silver Robinson


Why

Why can’t they hear me?

Why can’t they understand…

Why don’t they know that I’m crying because I’m in pain

Why doesn’t anyone understand what it feels like to be in my skin

Why doesn’t anyone understand what it feels like to have my brain

How can they know that I’m different, but not understand

Why…

I’m tired of crying

I’m tired of them not knowing

I’m tired of them not understanding…

Why I hold my head down

Why I bite my nails

Why I don’t like screaming and loud noises

Why I’m so awkward

Why I can’t draw the way I’m supposed to

Why I feel left out

Why I don’t join in

Why I don’t dance

Why I like to run away

One day I hope that I won’t have to ask why,

That I will feel a part of things,

And that people will understand me

That I will feel comfortable in my skin

And I hope that by then, you will be my friend

Copyright 2014 Why© Felina Silver Robinson

 


Ten Ways to be Mindful of Mental Health Month

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1. The Truth About Bug Spray

Not all insect repellents are created equal. Here’s how to avoid getting eaten alive.

2. Back pain: the spiralling effects of a problem no one can see

3. Are saturated fats as bad as we have been led to believe?

4. Soldiers surprisingly resilient to PTSD after Iraq and Afghanistan

5. Just one binge drinking session may harm health

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6. Minnesota tops in senior health, study says

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7. Mental health system needs overhaul: Your Say

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8. Red wine and chocolate for better health? Maybe not

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9. Vitamin E-rich oils linked to lung inflammation

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10Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Americans spend just one-tenth of disposable income on food, an historic low, study finds

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Wardens say they will drain Lake Arrowhead to look for clues


Luke serving life for two racially-motivated murders


Carl Smith charged with gross sexual assault


Park Street incident captured on video


1. Environment as influential as genes in autism, study says

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2. Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water

3. Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water

4. East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw

An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.

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5. BP cries foul in massive oil spill settlement

Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?

  6. ‘Sewer assets': Use of sludge as fertilizer leads to rich-tasting foods

7. Food Fights

To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness
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8. Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

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9. Poverty, environment are interconnected

10. Did Michigan agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill?

The state DEQ is proposing to revise the emissions permit for Severstal Steel in Dearborn to allow for some toxic pollutants such as lead, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (fine dust) to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even increased by more than 7200 percent.