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Thank you for writing about this. It is something I worry about with my bug. We aren’t there yet, but I hope my worries are unfounded!
I really think our kids take their cues from us. Your love for your child is setting the stage for that conversation. And I think it is harder thinking about it then doing it:)
Have you done any posts about bullying or your thoughts on bullying. It’s another topic I worry about. Bug does not know at this point that he is any different than anyone else and his classmates are amazing with him. But I also know that 3/4 children with disabilities get bullied, so I want to prepare myself for how to respond and how to address that.
I haven’t written about it. Our son has experience some really unfortunate crap and I cannot figure out how to write about it. Doesn’t mean I shouldn’t though.
Humans can be such shits. And unfortunately it is often the most vulnerable who are on the receiving end of it. I really want to bring more awareness to how bullying affects children with special needs. Isn’t it awesome how I want to bring more awareness, but I want you to write about it? Lol.
I agree more awareness on bullying! And pity and teasing and mocking and general assholey behavior.
I do want to write it I just am stuck on how. I am glad you are bringing it up:)