AllAboutKeeley, I'm sorry someone, hiding beind the Anon button, has given you such a hard time. I don't know if you got my answer before you deleted your question, but I wanted to share it anyway because I don't believe you should have to miss out on a discussion that was obviously important to you on account of someone else's rudeness.
It must have been hurtful to hear your daughter say the boy in the wheelchair on TV was more special than she is. If it had been my child, I would have said it probably felt unfair to her when the kids in wheelchairs got to cut in line at Disney. Then I would have had her brainstorm about things she can do that the boy in the wheelchair on TV couldnt--walk, run, ride the swings and climb on the playground, etc. She might have decided on her own that the world isn't fair. In any case, I would have explain to her that rules are important, but sometimes kids are sick or crippled and need help so they can get to do fun things that would be too hard for them to do the regular way. Maybe talk to her about kids with disabilities at her school and what they need help doing. This could turn into a real eye-opening experience for your little girl.
I would tell them that sometimes people with disabilities need special attention and sometimes take a little longer to get from one place to another and this makes it so they can do as many rides as the other kids that don't have disabilities. I don't think it's really that complicated.
Kids might feel it's unfair, but you could always give them a little perspective and ask if they would like to live in a wheelchair. And if they would go in the short line if they did. In cases like these, I tend to ask them questions I already know the answers to.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 AM on Dec. 3, 2012
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