Benevolent Misanthrope: "God only gives special children to special people.""Special" being another word for mentally deficient.
Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "England explained that Riley, who has had three major brain surgeries for epilepsy, gets 'rowdy' out of frustration when he can't communicate."What's his Fark handle?
AverageAmericanGuy: When kids get rowdy, you take them outside. It's fine to be autistic, but if you can't behave, then you can't be with others in a public place. This kid isn't learning that.As for the rest of us, we should show compassion like this mystery man.
HisBoyLeroy: I was in the market this weekend getting some potato salad from the deli when a friend of mine snuck behind me and made a loud whooping noise to scare me. It's something I do often enough that I knew it was him and whooped back twice as loud as I turned around. Except when I turned around there was a chubby retarded boy who apparently had made the original noise, his mom, and what looked like his grandmom staring at me. I felt kinda bad.
Fano: Benevolent Misanthrope: "God only gives special children to special people.""Special" being another word for mentally deficient.He should have added "bless your heart" for a flawless southern snark victory.
Gecko Gingrich: What mom doesn't know is that this "kind stranger" was really just being PC.
zzrhardy: Benevolent Misanthrope: "God only gives special children to special people.""Special" being another word for mentally deficient.Yes, I also enjoyed the double meaning in that note.
Krieghund: AverageAmericanGuy: When kids get rowdy, you take them outside. It's fine to be autistic, but if you can't behave, then you can't be with others in a public place. This kid isn't learning that.As for the rest of us, we should show compassion like this mystery man.When normal kids get rowdy, yes, take them outside. That's exactly what you should do.Often when autistic kids throw a fit that's what you should do.But when certain autistic kids throw a fit giving them any kind of reaction only encourages them.I completely understand that sometimes this can annoy other people. I don't like having to hear the kid in the next booth having a tantrum either.But literally the only way to teach these kids proper behavior is to explain what is expected of them, to put them in that situation, then to reinforce good behavior and not reinforce bad behavior.And punishing some of these kids actually reinforces the behavior. Sometimes the best reaction is to just not react.Remember, these aren't normal kids and the normal methods just don't work for them.
Brian Blessed's Bastard Boy: This gives me a great idea. Haven't been out to eat at a restaurant since the wife got put in a wheelchair last year, so maybe go to one, smack her in the head with a bat before we go in, and as she drools and babbles the entire time, I can score a kick ass meal./I'm a horrible person.//Wouldn't hit her with a bat.///But would use a whiffle ball bat. Really hard.
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