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Do you think that having a special needs child brings shame on the family?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • It's been a battle in our families, but both boys and their disabilities have definitely taught us something we would have never learned if we had "normal" children. The only shame is the family members who refuse to help or acknowledge the needs of the children.
    Kenre

    Answer by Kenre at 11:46 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • WTF kinda question is that?
    of course not!
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:22 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • NO, and I would not be friends or remain in contact with any family member who thought so.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 11:22 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Would the CHILD bring shame to the family? No, never. But if the mother, by choosing to abuse drugs/alcohol during pregnancy caused the child to have special needs, she would be bringing shame to the family. I think it's sad that anyone would ever think that a special needs child is something terrible. Those children are just as precious as any other child, and the families that devote their time to raise those special children deserve higher respect.
    ShadesofGrey

    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 11:37 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Hell no. It has made my entire family so much closer and supportive of eachother. My parents hadn't spoken in 20 years, now they talk all the time and are both head over heals for their grandsone. We are all proud as hell of who he is. No shame here.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • oh god i hope not because BOTH my children are special needs..gasp
    ARRI23

    Answer by ARRI23 at 11:52 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • OH MY GOD NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO THEY ARE THE PERFECT PART OF A FAMILY
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • NO! And if it does, I would hope to God that those people would place the child in loving hands that could properly raise such a special and wonderful individual. The things you can learn from special needs children/people are amazing.
    beadingmom17

    Answer by beadingmom17 at 12:01 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • BABY ANGEL (5:08)



    Baby Angel I hear your cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.



    On Earth he's labeled Autistic, misplaced in special ed.

    But he's placed in a world that's been surely misled.

    And as I have watched him at his young age, I see an angel without his wings.



    Baby Angel I hear your cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.



    Baby Angel in a world all his own

    Could it be heaven is all that he's known?

    He doesn't say hello when I come home, nor do angels say good-bye when they go.



    Baby Angel I hear your cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.



    Baby Angel so sensitive to noise

    Could it be in heaven he never heard a harsh voice?

    Baby Angel likes to spin and watch fans

    Could it be in hea
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Could it be in heaven Earth spins in His hands?



    Baby Angel I hear your cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.



    Sometimes when he talks, I can't pick out a word.

    Is it a language only Angels have heard?



    And as I gaze upon this child like no other, I thank God every day for choosing me as his mother.



    Baby Angel I hear your cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.

    Baby Angel I hear you cry.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.

    I will stay by you until you can fly.

    Bye, bye





    AMY'S BIOGRAPHY



    Amy Ames is a music producer, a recording artist, a songwriter, a teacher, the mother of an autistic son and the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter who just signed with Robinson Entertainment in Los Angeles.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

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