1. When people use the word "retarded" in the wrong way. They will say that is so "R,,,,,". I have a  daughter that has Down Syndrome and she works much harder tyhen other childern do.  To me it i like using the "N" word.

2. Parent who think that their kids do no wrong and that there kids are smarter then others. The kids get in trouble and the parents want to blame others.

3. people that hurt or make fun of others that are weeaker.

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dellw...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:58 PM I second that.

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Jilli...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I completely agree with you!  But I have to be honest. I used to use the word "Retarded" alot. It was an ignorant thing to do but I can say that I really didn't know any better. The best thing you can do is educate people. That's the only way to help the situation. Most people just don't realize what they're really saying. To alot of people it's just like saying "stupid".

 

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smiley83
Jun. 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM wow i am also guity of using "retarded" in that way,definitely something to think about!

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mothe...
Jun. 24, 2008 at 4:42 PM

 HEY FRIEND!! I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE MUCH LATELY AND WAS CHECKING UP ON FRIENDS AND I READ YOUR POST. YOU KNOW, I DON'T EVEN USE THAT WORD AT ALL BECAUSE THE MEANING OF THE WORD HAS CHANGED. MANY PEOPLE USE IT TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING STUPID, AND YOU AND I BOTH KNOW THAT YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER AND MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER IS NO WHERE NEAR THAT DEFINITION. IF ANYTHING WE BOTH KNOW AND HAVE DISCOVERED OUR CHILDREN TO BE VERY BRIGHT AND TALENTED CHILDREN WHO ARE NEVER SAD AND THEY FIND BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. YOU KNOW WE WONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR CHILDRENS SOULS EITHER BECAUSE THEY ARE GOD'S CHOSEN ANGELS WHO WALK THIS EARTH. IM SO GLAD THAT GOD CHOSE ME TO BE THE MOM OF A DOWN SYNDROME CHILD ARENT YOU? OF COURSE WE HAVE OUR SHARE OF HEARTACHES AND WORRIES  AND MANY MANY DOC APPOINTMENTS, BUT ITS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY TO BE SO FORTUNATE AS WE. SO WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE  SAY THAT WORD I DONT LET IT GET TO ME ANYMORE BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE NOT REFERRING TO AN ANGEL OF GOD.

                                                                 MY LOVE TO YOU!!

                                                                    DIANA

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LSmomof1
Jan. 16, 2009 at 11:46 AM wow. I dont blame you for being angry. you have the most precious kids in the world, and people n eed to respect kids with learning disabilities by not using terms such as " retarded". My son has autism someone asked me if my kid was retarded!!?? I feel your pain there.

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trace...
Jan. 20, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I fully agree with you on all 3 subjects!!  My cousin is special needs and we went to school together, he went walking by and said hello to me as always and I always said hello to him.... this boy did not know he was my cousin and called him a "R".  I was soooo defensive to it and threw that boy against the wall and told him off big time.  He was later friends w/my cousin and volunteered w/me in the special needs classes a few times.  He also would say hi to all the special needs kids later.  My son knows that word as a swear!!

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Reds1974
May. 6, 2009 at 9:02 AM

I love the "let's stop talking about my kids, so here's more about my kids" kind of parents, too.

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magik...
May. 17, 2009 at 10:07 PM

I agree completely.

Jean

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