Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Everyone close to me knows exactly how I feel about this topic. And that it makes me crazy.
Take that literally or not, as you wish.
I'm not afraid.


  1. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful video. Thank you for sharing that, it hits on target with what I feel.

  2. oh my goodness.

    so now we're even on the make-you-cry bit.

    how did you know? this is HUGE for me....my Sebastian....oh...(too busy weeping)....

    and i was going to write about this soon..because it's time i did.

    big love to you..and thank you.


    ps. i'd so dig living across the street!

  3. lovely mama... this was such a powerful and amazingly kind post... i am fortunate to be in early childcare in a waldorf at home care setting.... in other programs though, these labels are used all the time to describe children who are free thinkers...or have a different learning style.. this was used describe my own child until he was homeschooled... sooo sad... i love love love this post... it is (dare i say it) my mission ... that this unfair and damaging labelling stop... good for you ... and for all who get to view this post...
    much light and peace to you ...

  4. Beautiful - brought tears to my eyes. More people need to see this.

  5. Thank you for sharing! I LOVE IT! People are always trying to LABEL my children instead of getting to know them!

  6. Totally agree with all that has been said. My daughter would be labeled in an instant, and having worked with labeled kids myself as an OT, labels just plainly, stink. Thanks for sharing this Stephanie!

  7. A teary thank you for that. Such common sense!

  8. wow oh wow.

    Can I link?

    LOVE this!

  9. It is a good one, isn't it? We have some of that goin' on in our house, and we are rejecting diagnoses and labels, although sometimes it helps to understand the 'why' they are feeling that way. But it isn't anybody elses businesses. It is for them. And having labels put onto you for no reason other than to box and limit. I like to see personality traits as things humans need to evolve. Those stars that burn so brightly in the sky would be invisible to our eyes if they were doused. The world needs the dynamic, original, quirky, creative, different. No sheep in this house, thank you very much. ;)

  10. Love your comment Denise! And I love this video. I shared it on facebook yesterday.

  11. I shared this on FB a week or so ago...but I should share it on my blog too. This makes me mental and I cried when i first saw it. Isaac is quite different than many of the kids we know and I have no doubt people "think things" but he is a little boy. A sweet, brilliant, funny, curious, imaginative little boy. What sort of label could ever sum him up better than that.

    Agreeing with Denise wholeheartedly: No sheep here. xo

  12. Just beautiful.
    Love it.

  13. So so so sweet. I cried when the boy with ADHD took off the label and underneath it was KID. That is an awesome piece. Thanks for posting!!


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