I have listened to StutterTalk's chat with well-adjusted mothers. But when I think of mothers, I think of many as being the biggest hurdle for stuttering kids. In my private one-to-one conversations with speech and language therapists, I hear them bitterly complaining about mothers. Of course, publicly they would never say such things. Not even or especially not at a conference. Has any therapist ever talked about the issues of mothers? No, everyone says "We need to embrace mothers as co-therapists. They know best what's good for their kids". Bullshit! Here are the most common complains:
1. Mother knows exactly what is best for their child, because she is the mother.
2. Mother complains bitterly about therapist to the director but does not even follow the daily practice.
3. Mother has a strong world view on how to treat kids like alternative medicine.
4. Mother over-rides the more rational approach of father because she as the mother knows intuitively what's right for her child.
5. Mother spends the whole session crying and talking about her bad husband, how she is left alone, and basically blaming her troubles on everyone else except herself.
6. Mother is totally hysterical and out of herself with anxiety and runs around to millions of different places for help.
7. Mother keeps on saying that she feels guilty even though everyone including the rational father tells her a million times that that's obviously not the case.
As I always say, you need a qualification for everything in life except for having children. Luckily or else humanity would have gone extinct for a long time...