To the readers in Australia, I hope you are enjoying a festive day.
Nadya Suleman gives birth to Octuplets
Six boys and 2 Girls
Suleman Octuplets Google Videos
California 'Octomom' pleads not guilty to welfare fraud CNN - January 17, 2014
As Nadia Suleman's octuplets turn five today, fraud charges have been brought against her. Every once in a while I check in to see how her life is going. It's usually about the time of the children's birthdays or if she happens to be in the news. I can never figure out how she managed to raise these children with the limited help she had. Nadia checked yourself into rehab I believe in 2012, but who can blame her.
At this stage of her children's lives there is more independence. In 2014 they will all be in school full time. Hopefully at that time things will be better in her life. We all know Nadia has emotional problems. Nadia's story is very sad both for her, the children, and her parents. If Nadia goes to jail, I hope her children manage to stay together. They are too much work for her aging parents even if they have help from nannies and others.
I have always been most concerned about her autistic son who should have been placed in a home that specializes in the care of autistic children. He needs more care than all the other children put together especially now as he is getting older, bigger, and stronger. Unless you have worked with this population of children you do not know what is involved in their day-to-day care and how destructive they could be for other members of the family. Good luck Nadia!