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Mar 11, 2015

Ellen Seidman

Ellen Seidman, who blogs about parenting children with special needs at Love That Max, joined Terri for a chat about the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign from Special Olympics and the reasons we really really wish folks would stop using the R-word. We talked about our amazement that this is a word people want so badly to hang onto; recalled Ellen's articles on confronting people on Twitter, asking people you know to stop, and finding the word in current kid's literature; and referred listeners to Terri's list of 225 alternatives to the word (because we're not asking you to be a nicer human being, we're just asking you to use a different word when you're slinging insults).

If you're unfamiliar with the R-word campaign, do visit the website, look through their materials and videos, and take the pledge. If you have, please help us spread the word (maybe make it your next social-media campaign.)

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