My mom is like this. She says she doesn't know how to relate to my son with autism,but she doesn't even try! When we're over there she stares at him like he's a frog in a specimen jar. Ever since my cousin had her kids that's all I hear about. How cute they are,how smart. Yeah,I'm jealous,but with good reason. My son is my mom's ONLY grandchild. It kills me that she'll go and buy clothes and toys for these other kids but has never done this for my son. When his birthday and Christmas roll around,she begrudgingly gives him cash because she says she doesn't know what he likes even though she's had 10 years to get to know him! It breaks my heart that those other kids get all the love and attention.
"honestly sometimes people cant relate to specail need child and its really not anyones fault" BULL CRAP! anyone can learn and make an attempt. We are not talking about things that are mysterious, Autism, ADD/HD, Down syndrome, and most other disabilities are well known and people who actually care will take the time to learn how to relate. We are not talking about taking them as your own children to raise, or to provide medical care or other type of care-giving needs that a child with physical disabilities may need. We are talking about not making an effort.
As far as the other extreme, that is not permissible either. My oldest child does not have special needs. I expect that all three of my children will be treated at an age/developmentally appropriate level. These are not negotable in my family or from close friend.
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