Quoting Tristan's Mommy!:" I guess this went different than I was expecting. I guess I feel different, and that is fine. I just ... [snip!] ... seen them do. And yes they were turned in for it. ) I truly believe they are putting to bed that early for the wrong reasons. "
A week is still not every day. If your sister is THAT bad of a parent, why is your complaint that they have to go to bed early and not watch tv?
My kids are GREAT for other people to, I think most kids are, because those people AREN'T mom and dad.
My son's only way of communicating until he was almost 4 was to bite me. Just me though, because he knew I would figure it out. Anyone else, he would just go into his shell. I didn't tell even my closest family how bad things were, or how I was feeling, because it's embarassing to admitt you can't control your own child, that you can't get them to understand.
You will NEVER know exactly what it's like to be the mother of a special needs child until you are. You could raise them for a month, and still not ACTUALLY get it.
I love my son, wouldn't change him for the world, but he is BY FAR the hardest thing I've had to do in my life. Love him to pieces and proud as hell of him, but nothing prepares you for it and what you need is a family that supports you and understands, not judges you and thinks they know better.