Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hopeful parenting, hopeful writing

Do you know about Hopeful Parents?

I mean, if you're here reading this, I'm sure you know about hopeful parents. But I'm talking about capital-H, capital-P Hopeful Parents, the online community that provides "grassroots support for parents of kids with special needs" - a space where, thanks to the tireless effort of its outrageously well-organized founder Christina Shaver, parents can come together through forum and chat functions and where parent-writers post daily - and, now, twice daily - about their lives, their children, and their hope.

I've recently joined the Hopeful Parents community of writers and will be posting there on the eleventh of each month. My first post is up - right here - today.

Hopefully, I'll see you there.

8 comments:

Jordan said...

Yay! You'll be a fantastic addition to that blog! Congrats!

Hetha said...

I'm so thrilled to have found your blog and to have you join Hopeful Parents.

If you are okay with it, I'd like to add this quote from your post to the sidebar of my blog. I'd provide a link to your blog from it. I just found it so profound, something that I don't ever want to forget.

It's this:
"It occurs to me that we might want to start giving equal attention to a different type of early sign - the behaviors that indicate that your child with autism might have tremendous potential - tremendous ability. "

MOM-NOS said...

Hetha, I am absolutely okay with you adding a quote with attribution! I'm honored. Thank you.

Jenny said...

I loved that entry.

Every so often I get these little conversations with my seven year old Max and I just cling to them. They show me there is potential, and also remind me not to underestimate him.

Hetha said...

Done! Thanks!

Tammy said...

Congratulations! This is the first time that I've heard of that site.

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Selene said...

Thanks for that link, I hadn't come across it, and I'm joining up! Great blog, too ! :D