Mar 11, 2015
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 R-word.org, 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.)
(If you're reading this description somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.)