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Nov. 13th, 2006 | 06:53 am
mood: sleepysleepy
music: She Moves in Mysterious Ways - U2 (head)
posted by: felina_sandhya in thepride

Welcome to all of our new members, very glad to have you here.

*heh* Let's see...is there any particular thing anyone would like to discuss? Questions?

I'd certainly like to know more about others' first experiences, if you don't mind sharing.

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Sonne Spiritwind

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from: sonne_windsoul
date: Nov. 13th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)

I wish I could think of a topic to bring up for discussing here, but I haven't yet, and I've been stuck on that at other boards/places as well. I've been meaning to make some writings or an essay about my feline therianthropy, too, but haven't been able to find the time, or when I have the time, to keep myself motivated about it enough to put the thoughts into words. Then again, I think I've always been bad at brainstorming ideas to discuss on boards; but, if I do think of something interesting I'll make a topic about it :).

Does anyone else have any therianthropic experiences of theirs to share here (in a new topic/thread), or are we all suffering from writer's block also like me (it happens sometimes) :P? I think hearing some personal experiences as felines would be interesting, since our introduction posts didn't tend to go into much depth about our therianthropy. Any takers?

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Help for my son

from: catolist
date: Feb. 8th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)

I'm here because I just realized that my 11 year old is Theri. He has identified with a cat all of his live, but I just found out there is a word for it. It always seemed more than pretend play, but he is also autistic, so I never knew what to make of it.

My question is...how do I support this child without setting him up for abusive treatment from his peers and/or teachers. He wants to "be" a cat for his 11th birthday party. He says he "is" a cat and wants to look like one, and has asked me to get him a suit/costume with a tail. He currently wears a cat mask frequently around the house while behaving as a cat.

He's often sweet in the cat persona, and as long as he gets his homework done, I don't give him a hard time about it. I adore this child, but feel like I need help to understand this aspect of him. I haven't mentioned anything to his psychologist yet. Because I don't want them to get weird on him.

Have any of you been psychologically treated for this, and did you find it helpful, offensive, harmful, or just plain annoying? I want to do right by my son, but I'm not sure what that means.

Thanks for any responses you might share.

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Felina Sandhya

Re: Help for my son

from: felina_sandhya
date: Feb. 9th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)

I've had some discussion about my were-ness with a sympathetic psychologist, and had no problem. However, I knew that said psychologist was rather open in her beliefs long before I told her. I would be wary of telling an 'ordinary' psychologist, and definetely test the waters as to their response to "weirdness".

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Re: Help for my son

from: tempest_storm
date: Nov. 4th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)

It is great to see that you let your son be himself. The only suggestion that i might put forward is to see if you can sit him down and let him know that in a lot of social cases (such as at school) that it might be a good idea to be in his "human form"... Thinking about it now... can I ask just how autistic he is? is it high level aspergers? or a much milder form of autism?

I understand it can be very hard for a lot of autistic people to understand the... social side of interaction... So simply i would let your son be himself (cat) as much as is possible, but also let him know that during important times (like school) that he should be as "human" as he can manage... *smiles and purrss* as hard as that can be some times... for a lot of us....


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Re: Help for my son

from: catolist
date: Nov. 4th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)

I wrote that message almost two years ago. Son is still a cat, and by way of luck and circumstance we now have two adult "cats" in our world. This has helped immensely.

He is bahaving as human as he's capable of in school, and knows that there are "safe" people and "cats" to be around.

Thirteenth bithday is approaching in Feb. Interesting to review this now. Thanks for your feedback.


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