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Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

MOTHER WARRIORS is the perfect title

This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many c...
This book was well written, touching, heartwarming and sorrowful. I am a retired Teacher-Assistant who at one time worked with a pre-school class of 3-4yr.olds who were autistic. They started the year boucing off the walls, in diapers, stemming, crying, screaming,many couldn't feed themselves. By June without exception they could sit, listen, walk in a line,follow instructions, were out of diapers and were happy little people.I am not saying there were not little fall-outs along the way but it was remarkable at their progress because 2 teachers really cared and the parents worked with them. So much of this book had me in tears because I know how frustrating Jenny must have been through those years she wrote about in her book but I could also celebrate with her the many major steps her son has made. Thanks for writing this book, it will help so many parents as they struggle.

posted by musicVA on February 9, 2009

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6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Child torture and murder

This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperba...
This book is about one woman's quest to torture her child, and to get others to do the same. Many of the "treatments" she describes have been proven to either do nothing or cause harm, in addition to causing great pain and discomfort to those receiving them. A hyperbaric chamber is a scary, painful experience for fully-functioning adults, and she suggests throwing autistic children in them on a regular basis. This is after all the studies showing that it in now way helps with anything. It is almost as if she goes around looking for the craziest Newage crap to shove into her unfortunate child's body. Please, if anyone loves and cares for children, do not do this to them, and discourage anyone you know from listening to this crackpot. At most, following her advice will cause pain and discomfort to your child, and may even cause death. People do learn things going to medical school, and I for one would rather have a doctor help my child than a playboy playmate with no medical experience.

posted by LawmanJH on July 13, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

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    Evil eye. What I did was join them and betrayed them. Join under a different name. Like your old one, Nightpaw. Then ask how you can prove your loyalty. Do whatever they say. If they ask who your mentor is, say that you dont have one. Be on every day for me. I will be gone for a couple of weeks, maybe the whole summer. See you in the morning, maybe. See you! ~$}{@|)()\/\/ (Shadow)

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    The Same As Her Other Book

    I read Jenny's other book, "Louder Than Words," first. And when I got to this book all I could think was, "This is the same book." McCarthy doesn't give you any additional information in this book. She doesn't tell you anything you haven't already read. And If you haven't read her other book, I would buy that one instead of this one. Also, this book is more of a manifesto against vaccines. And the jury is still out on whether or not they have anything to do with Autism. I have still yet to find a book about Autism that focuses more on the genetic possibilities than the vaccines argument. It is like being an Atheist surrounded by Mormons. I have nothing against the argument, but as a mother who does not believe vaccines are the cause of her son's Autism, it is a little frustrating not to be able to find a book that maps out the scientific and genetic possibilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2009

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    Good for women who need to feel empowered. This book assures mothers that we are not crazy when it comes to doing the best for our children no matter what.

    I'm a mom of two young children both still in the stages of receiving their vaccinations. This books assures us that we should ask doctors more questions and keep pushing until we get straight answers. I enjoy Jenny's writing style and have found this book to be great for new mothers. It made me feel like I was not alone in my quest for always wanting the best for my babies. The families Jenny writes about in this book have gone through so much-it must haunt them and strengthen their spirit at the same time.

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