Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CHARGE Mother

OK, so four post in one day are a bit much but I was reading through Ruben's blog I came across this post and snorted while reading it. Describe me much?

Since I was just battling the nurse to not give you sedation (since you weren't upset just struggling to breath) it seems very apropos.

Thank you Catherine for the late night (or is it early morning now?) laugh.

CHARGE Mother Behavioral Phenotype

1. Above average cognitive functioning, and near genius when it comes to baffling medical terminology.

2. Persistently focused on advocacy for her child.

3. Experiences little need to be socially appropriate when facing difficult professionals.

4. Repeats things over and over because the professionals need extra reminders.

5. May experience sensory meltdowns after school meetings and medical appointments.

6. When confronted with difficult professionals may lose behavioral control.

7. Professionals may have a hard time getting them off track and shifting their attention to irrelevant perspectives.

Timothy S. Hartshorne, Professor of Psychology

3 comments:

ellen charge said... Best Blogger Tips

yes yes its great isnt it my old paed who i love used to have a saying actualy shed walk into the room and id be in with people we were all firends with mostly cfs the mums would speak for us all if they thought they had to so shed walk in and go watch out everyone the old mums are in room one be prepared to fight LOL

Crystal M. said... Best Blogger Tips

I have this on my blog as well he did this at the conference and we all LOVED it!

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

gosh.. it's good to be reminded of this again! makes me feel quite sane after all!