Last night I declared on my Facebook page that I’m going to be unfollowing or blocking those who post things that are rude to BOTH those who vaccinate and those who do not. Why? Because I’m done.
I am neither for, or against. Though I know many on both sides. I do however care about respect towards each other. I’ve read many rude posts from all sides recently, and we all know why.
The truth is, I do know what it is like for a vaccine to cause damage. It’s happened in my family. I have worked with kids who, after many years, their parents have finally received an answer… vaccine damaged and vaccine damaged AUTISM, yes I said it autism. As someone who works around children with unique needs I truly feel that there will never be one reason for autism. Each child is so different, and unique. I also live in a time where yes, science has made leaps and bounds to get where it’s at. It is incredible and terrifying. We also live in a county that has better standards of cleanliness. The lists for both sides go on and on.
You will not find antivaccine Jenny McCarthy quotes, or blame and finger pointing for the meseals making the rounds right now here on this blog. What you will find is what I am for…I am for parents getting to make the right choice for their children.
If you know without a shadow of a doubt that your child will be ok. Go for it, please vaccinate your child. Do what is best for your family.
If you are worried, or have a family history of issues and reactions. Please go talk with your family doctor, get second opinions. Do your research. Maybe, what is best for your child is not to vaccinate because you and your doctor’s worry about what could happen knowing your family history. Again, do what is best for your family.
Neither side likes that the other is constantly getting mad at the other, and being rude. Neither side likes that the other is trying to tell them how to parent. So why not start being respectful to everyone about their decisions. Can we not present both sides in a kind way? Not everyone is a “crazy antivaxxer” or “vaccine crazy”. I’m pretty sure if all these people were still in elementary school many would be sitting in the office while the principal waits for everyone to apologize. My mom told me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, to just say nothing at all. Well, I’m trying to do that but it is getting hard. Then that look of “you are so in trouble child” that my mom would give me when I was a kid, pops into mind and sets me right again.
If you need me, you can find me in the middle of both sides, I’m done with all the rudeness. I will be standing here in the midst of both. All are welcome here with me, but you need to be respectful.