As a special needs parent, this is one of the most common things said to my child and it’s one of the worst, please understand that he cannot just sit still or sit down on command. It doesn’t work that way and for his age it’s pretty common on top anyway, children are adventurous, children mess, children play, children get excited. Now imagine that excitement for a child with ADHD and other needs. Now imagine shouting and yelling at a child who doesn’t understand repeatedly, you are creating more damage than good and not only does it stress the child out it is also stressing the parents out, why ? Because we are then in a position where we know you do not want our special needs child to be around and we get sad and we get mad and we try to give subtle hints and when this doesn’t work we then feel our children has to fit a mould they already can’t fill, then we start to tell our child to sit down, knowing full well they can’t and then we become part of the problem to our child as well. It then makes us want to avoid these situations again, makes us limit where we go as there is fear we are being judged as parents when in fact there is nothing we can do apart from love and support our child unconditionally and help them through life, seeing the world through their eyes. Please remember this in future or if you have family and friends with special needs, remember to be kind and be supportive, read up on it so you can become more educated. Or if it makes you feel uncomfortable tell us! We would prefer you to tell us you are uncomfortable and don’t know what to do, rather than do the wrong things. I would respect this more and I would help you see it from my child’s eyes and it also saves us from all the anxiety and stress of an uncomfortable situation.
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I’m so tired of being that ‘asshole’ who corrects people all the time. All I ask is dat unnu stop use dah word yah wid mi. It’s a MAJOR pet peeve. An mi nuh waa offend nobody but a lot of my friends tend to use it an mi tyad fi feel a way. Mi love unnu but mi a beg dis as a favor. It’s for my sanity. Plz an tanks. #EnglishMajor#ICantHelpIt#ItsNotAWord ! #NuhCareWahUnnuWaaSeh#SorryNotSorry