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How do I explain to my daughter

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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That god made me special.......iam a single mom living on my own and I have cp how do I explain this to her?

She starts school in september of 2013 I want to make sure she's fully aware because I know kids will pick on her due to my disability.

Anybody have any advice?
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Andrewsmom70
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Kids don't start picking until later on in school usually.

Just talk to her about how God makes everyone different. We each have things we're good at and things we struggle with.

Teach her that we don't make fun of people that are different. She'll be fine.
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erinmomofone
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Tell her that everyone is special in the own way. I am sure little kids won't pick on her for it.
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ffpm10
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM
There's a veggie tales book about it.
Otherwise just be 100% honest, with the good and the bad.
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mommy_2_be_2010
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Thanks I think the book would help alot :)

Quoting ffpm10:

There's a veggie tales book about it.

Otherwise just be 100% honest, with the good and the bad.
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ffpm10
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I believe the title is "god made me/you special."
It was the first thing I thought of when I read your post


Quoting mommy_2_be_2010:

Thanks I think the book would help alot :)



Quoting ffpm10:

There's a veggie tales book about it.


Otherwise just be 100% honest, with the good and the bad.
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Robsessed98
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Just tell her people are all different but we should treat eveyone the same. By the time shes old enough for kids o make fun of it, she will understand enough to stand up to it.
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reindeergames
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM

She will be fine. Kids won't tease her that early if ever at all. You could if you'd like take her to a hospital & volunteer or do something nice. A pediatrics wing, or a nursing home, some place where she can see that others not only mommy has disabilities & they come in all shapes & forms. 

I am teaching my daughter (turned five the other day) that there is nothing wrong with people being different period. I wish everyone did but they don't so my daughter is aware of such things & would be in trouble if she dared to pick on another child/person or anything of the sort. 

brieri
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

 Why would they be picking on her because you are her mother? She sees you as a special person as you are.

tyfry7496
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Kids don't pick on others until they are taught too. Kids are actually more empathetic in regards to disabilities than you are assuming.
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by Nora on Dec. 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM


Quoting Robsessed98:

Just tell her people are all different but we should treat eveyone the same. By the time shes old enough for kids o make fun of it, she will understand enough to stand up to it.
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