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Readers Respond: Make a New Year's Resolution for Someone Who Needs It

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From the article: Realistic Resolutions
Never mind what you need to fix about yourself -- there are soooo many people in your world right now that need fixing more. Share your suggestions for how those folks might improve themselves. I've got ten in mind right off the bat -- what would you add?

Resolutions for my Family

For Granny (my Mom)--you should resolve to actually read a book about ASD rather than get all your info 2nd hand from TV. For Gramps--when your 2nd grandson tries to play or engage with you resolve to interact with him. Please don't ignore him or badmouth him in favor of your granddaughter. For Auntie--please resolve to understand that my kids are part of the family and may not fit into your decorator style life. I could go on with so many others from the so-called professionals who think they know my situation better to the respective specialists who didn't see the kids I did even though they were right in front of them, to the countless slack-jawed individuals who stare in stores or restaurants. Really? Have nothing better to do with your life at that very moment? May you all resolve to reserve judgement before I bestow upon you the gift of forced empathy by providing respite for me from 12-6 in the morning free of charge. As for me, I resolve to rely on God and humor more.
—Guest Mama Bear-NOS

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