Just like the title says, I'm very unorthodox when it comes to parenting. I like loud music, art, and teaching my kids things they will never learn in a classroom. I have 2 children, a 6 y.o., and a 2 y.o., only one is diabetic. my 6 y.o. She was diagnosed at the age of 2. For 4 years we've had to acclimate ourselves to "normal" people's uneducated remarks. Because of this I'm angry, and jaded, and sarcastic. To the point that I have my own snide remarks when people start in with their.. ignorance. Looking for a place with people who can relate, but, I may?. be lost. I feel I have a ton of advice to give to people new to this culture, and a unique perspective. We've stopped trying to be normal, and realize that we are in fact, the polar opposite. I embrace this, the same way that we have embraced the fact that my daughter will always be a diabetic. Despite all the endless infomercials, Facebook ads, and stupid blogs that claim they have found the way to "control diabetes to the point that medication is no longer needed" which I can't help but laugh at. I realize that most of you probably won't like me, and I'm cool with that. I'm definitely an acquired taste.