When you are out in public like at the park or shopping and people stop and stare at your SN child or they ask what is wrong with your child, what do you say to them? Especially kids.
The reason I ask is because now that it is getting warmer we have been going to the park more and kids see John with his walker (or how he walks without his walker) and automatically ask what's wrong with his legs. Or why does he have to use a walker (or why does he walk that way)? I usually just tell the kids that his legs don't work the same as ours or that is just how God has made him. I try to be patient with kids and I know they mean well but there are days were I feel like I am constantly repeating myself. We try to treat John as normal as possible and we try not to point out his disability so that he himself feels normal. I don't want him to feel different from other kids. And I don't want him to feel ashamed for being different.
Dreama Proud wife to Jerry
Proud mommy to
Jerry William, Brhianna Angelina, Johanathan Patrick and Glenn Cleveland
on Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM