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Moms of Special needs kiddos do you have trouble balancing your "normal" friends with your "special" friends

I some times feel like I have to keep my friends seperate depending if they have kiddos with special needs or not. It is like I have seperated my life into my friends with kids like my older son and parents of kids with Down Syndrome. Does this sound insane?

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RandRsMom02

Asked by RandRsMom02 at 12:00 AM on Jul. 17, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • That's easy! I don't have any "normal" friends...I guess their all afraid of "catching" autism?! The only friends I have are other moms of special needs children...we don't judge one another, we all understand, and can offer respect and common courtesy as well as a genuine helping hand...I wish the normal moms were more mature...trust me their precious snowflakes are all they're cracked up to be...just wait until the teenage years!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 PM on Jul. 17, 2008

  • All of my normal friends slowly disappeared after finding out my son has autism. I guess they couldnt handle all the tantrums and my busy schedule. So I wouls feel blessed if your normal friends are still around.
    redtang912

    Answer by redtang912 at 9:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2008

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