Family has 3 kids, unlimited judges

Full story: Chicago Tribune
"American Idol" contestants have nothing on Natalie Kolody. Of course, the Wheaton mom, 41, is more interested in raising three happy kids than landing a record contract. Read more

Naperville, IL

#2 Jan 26, 2008
Thank you for putting in words what we experience with our two kids (one with ADHD, one with Asperger's/PDD/ADHD). They're wonderful people, if you get to know them. It hurts when aunts, uncles, and so on, give unsolicited advice and make sarcastic remarks about the kids' behavior. They think they're helping with their stories of how they handled their own children, hinting that if I'd do as they did, my kids wouldn't have these problems. I'm proud of how sensitive and creative my kids are, and I consider their differences an amazing gift. Not the kind of gift that makes life easier, but one that makes life richer.

Aurora, MO

#3 Jan 26, 2008
I am a therapist who works with young children with similar challenges- PDD/Autism/SID. I appreciate the care you took in writing such an article and the compassion and sincerity with which you did so. Thank you!

Wheaton, IL

#4 Jan 26, 2008
wow, maybe my child has these problems? family gatherings for me are always on pins and family is my worse judge unfortunately. my son is 4 and very high spirited, my siblings who also have children love to make comments, verbal or not telling me that I am not a good mom. It really does hurt.

Wheaton, IL

#5 Feb 19, 2012
im one of the kids in the kolody family and i hate loud noises

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