Me – Casey
I am 40 ish year old former scientist in the field of biotechnology. I had 12 years of clinical laboratory experience in three different areas (microbiology, forensic DNA, and medical genetics). I now stay at home with my three wonderful, bright and active girls.
I spend much of my time researching about child development, attachment theory, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and gifted issues.
I enjoy reading, writing, photography, sewing.
I dislike housework.
This blog is devoted to learning all I can about raising smart girls, about reaching out to other parents of children who may be experiencing selective mutism and to write about my thoughts about gifted issues, attachment parenting and just about anything else that strikes my fancy.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding child development or selective mutism.
The supporting cast –
JB – the last love of my life, my husband and my friend. You put up with such weirdness.
M – the daughter that made me a mother. 9 years old and full of wonder.
K – the daughter that made me look deeper than the surface. 7.5 years old and full of spirit.
E – the daughter that made me remember it’s fun to be a child. 6 years old and full of giggles.
The rules for playing nice in my online home:
I was given a great link to this blog post by Steve Pavlina about Free Speech in Online Communities: The Delusion of Entitlement.
I love what he has to say about Free Speech in private online communities (ie private forums or blogs).
When people approach online communities with the erroneous belief that they’re entitled to unbridled free speech, this misjudgment often leads to inappropriate behavior.
~ Steve Pavlina
You Are an Invited Guest
Here’s an attitude I suggest you adopt when it comes to participating in online communities. When you visit someone else’s online community, you’re a guest in the owner’s online home. Behave accordingly. Your participation there is a privilege subject to their owner’s discretion.
If you’re going to come into my private online home and behave like a jerk in my presence, I will show you the door every time. And after you’re gone, I’ll return to my other guests and refill the snack bowls.
Do you have to become my close personal friend or agree with everything I say to participate in my website’s online community? Heck no, I’m not that strict. But if you pay me a visit online or offline, I do require that you treat me […} with basic courtesy, politeness, and respect. Treat me online as you would if you were a guest in my home. Just as I open my website to others, I often open my home to a variety of guests as well. I love hanging out with many different kinds of people, as long as they behave with a modicum of human decency.
~ Steve Pavlina