Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Bless Your Heart"

Alison Piepmeier, Charleston City Paper - January 15, 2014

This is yet another perspective on how parents of kids with disabilities speak about their children, and how others perceive them as parents. I think calling the sentimental language “The Bless Your Heart Phenomenon” is phenomenally great. The writer suggests there’s a regional cultural element at work, which I honestly had never considered before. It raises a sort of obvious question. Which is better, sweetness that may mask more negative thoughts, or rudeness that may be more honest? I would think it would depend a lot on the kind of day you’re having.

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