I cannot start with Dear because it would not be sincere.
I cannot address with “Mother”-in-law because to me the title
of mother has more meaning.
I am happy that right now you have no plots against me.
However, please do not act like you know my child better than I do.
If I want her taught a certain way, that’s my decision. I am her MOTHER.
Yea, you see her every other week for a few hours, that hardly
counts as being involved. I am glad that in your 50’s you finally
got your masters in Special Education and have been teaching it for
a year, but her teachers have been doing it a lot longer.
Just because you want my autistic daughter to speak and
get better does not mean you should push her to the limits
with what you think is best. She is 5, and the reality is, if
I only concentrate on getting her to talk instead of giving her
an effect way she CAN communicate, I may never know what she is thinking.
She does not need to be fixed, there is nothing wrong with her, she is
different. Of course, I wish she would talk, I am not giving up.
But, I am not going to take away her childhood trying to fix what is
I am glad you care the couple times a month you see her.
It is not your job to show up to school meetings, send letters
to her teachers without me knowing, and contradict me in front
of others with things about my child you do not even know.