To Tell If Your Child Is In A Categorical Program
- You're called "resistant" if you disagree with what the
- You are invited to meetings by form letters that have your name
written in a blank space.
- People you don't know start calling you "mom" and "dad".
- You learn the meanings of the words:
- Failure to bond
- You begin to think that parenting is an example of "codependent
- People you don't know do things to your child for which you would
- Your child's peers suddenly all have a psychiatric or criminal history.
- You're not allowed to visit your child unless they have the "right"
number of points or are on the "right" level.
- You are labeled "hysterical" when the clothes you purchased
for your child are suddenly missing.
- You are expected to talk in initials like everyone else at the table
during a staffing.
- When your child returns home, he tells you that it's okay to be
angry as long as your self-esteem is intact.
- Strange adults you don't know want to "bond" with your
- Kindly strangers begin to predict that they could "straighten
your son out" if they had a week with him.
- People who have no children ask you what's wrong at home in a significant
tone of voice