Relationship Rescue: Responding to Negative Comments
Question: How should I respond to negative comments about my child?
Advice: I can’t believe how the summer flies by. School is right around the corner. I can’t help but feel that my children are safe in school. They are in self-contained classrooms and they have para’s. There’s a “no bullying” policy which exists. During the summer we tend to be more laid back, enjoying and juggling what to do with our special needs children. Some of us have the ability to send them to camp, some not. When it comes right down to it, we fight like mother lionesses when we feel that our child is being threatened or belittled by an uneducated individual. This summer, I had several mothers comment to me about the “stupidity” of people when it comes to special needs. I have had similar situations in my travels. My reply has always been to educate them and not be intimidated. Calling these “people” stupid, or idiots, doesn’t really solve anything. Although, you do feel better for a short period of time. If we can remember that people fear what they don’t understand then perhaps that can help. We are part of the solution in creating disability awareness.
Here’s to a successful school beginning!
Robin Newman LCSW PC
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This post originally appeared on our September/October 2012 Magazine