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Saturday, August 16, 2008

different is great

So i go to my doctors apt today and in the waiting room was me, my son and my daughter, then two other ladies each with their daughters.The kids are playing when one of the little girls who i think was Autistic began, shaking her fists, her head and ba

Posted on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 6:54 AM

So i go to my doctors apt today and in the waiting room was me, my son and my daughter, then two other ladies each with their daughters.

The kids are playing when one of the little girls who i think was Autistic began, shaking her fists, her head and babbled on a bit.

my son paid no attention and continued playing with blocks Then the other girl looked at her mom and said "Mom whats wrong with her? why is she doing that?" The mom pulled her aside and said " shes sick, dont stare"

I just about choked on my water..

Then my son speaks up and comes to me and says "mom whats wrong with her"

I bent down and said "absolutly nothing, There is Nothing wrong with her."

he just stared at me for a second and i knew he knew something was different.

So i said "Remember how i told you that everyone is different? Some people have different color skin or hair, or are tall or short, some cant talk and some can.some people are in wheelchairs and some cant see? This little girl is Just different from you but thats ok, Different is great and there is absolutly NOTHING wrong with her"

and with that he turned around, walked over and passed her a block, then sat down and continued to play...

I went back to reading a book to my daughter and then the nurse called my name. As i walk by i give that little girls mother a smile.

Hiding the fact that people are different or giving your kids the impression that different shouldnt be talked about so just not look is wrong in my opinion.

why hide or feel like that child or that mother does not deserve the respect of you explaining things to your child and having your child understand and not judge another child.

When you hide away, or tell them just to not look. they dont understand. All they hear is "dont pay attention to them". Is that really what you want your child to do in school? not pay attention to someone who is different then them? Why should they be an outcast because they're different.. they are sill human.

lalala

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