How do you react when you see someone with a special need? How do you respond to your children when they see someone with a special need?
I have to say I was a bit shocked this weekend at something someone said right in front of our precious child this weekend at a yard sale. Do people think that just because a child may look a little different that they are deaf too? How is it that even if you are thinking something that would hurt someone that it's OK to let it out of your mouth?
I know I'm not perfect by any means but come on people please think about what your saying before it comes out of your mouth. It's not OK to treat my son different because of how he looks. The only thing that is different than any other child is he has one less arm and he can do WAY more than any other child his age.
So a little advice to those that honestly don't know how to react to someone with a special need here are some tips:
Please don't make jokes about their special need unless they are OK with it.
If you honestly have a question about it ask. If your just being nosy then mind your own business (sorry to be so blunt).
If your child has a question about it please don't drag them away and hush them up. A lot of time children are scared of differences and they just want to make sure the child wasn't hurt or in pain. Ask the person or the parent. This may bother some parents I don't know but I would rather someone ask me.
Please, please don't allow your children to treat someone that is different badly. Take the time to educate your child about how God made everyone unique and special.
I'm sorry to be so blunt but this is something people need to know. I have a couple of friends that I know read this blog that have special needs and I would love it if you would comment on how you prefer people react to your special needs. If you read this and have a child with a special need can you also comment on how you prefer people react to your child?