Thursday, April 06, 2006

Stages of Grief


I'm awaiting permission from the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross foundation to link to her "selected quotes" page.

We've all heard of her stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.

In my estimation, it wasn't her best work. I always had a hard time determining the difference, EXCEPT for acceptance. That one is precise...

But her quotes page, accessable from this link, is phenominal. And quite biblical, actually.

http://www.elisabethkublerross.com/

If allowed, it would probably be the best words written here, and the most persuasive regarding "accepting" and not "curing" our children. Maybe I'll swing a prayer up to Saint Jude...

2 comments:

Bonnie Ventura said...

Another blogger just wrote a very good post about this subject, in which he revises the list somewhat:

Autism and the 5 stages of grief

The author writes that he seeks "to present an alternative to these 'default' stages that treat an autism diagnosis as a devastating loss with a series of steps that parents can take to fully understand their situation and go beyond mere acceptance."

r.b. said...

Finally getting around to this.

Autism Blogs Directory