I have just recently returned from my holiday, my god what an eye opener the holiday was. It showed how much people just take things at face value. They see a child screaming so they are the classed as naughty or someone sitting on the floor all the time while the kids play as lazy.
They never thought that there could be a reason the kids were screaming, or that there might be a reason I was sat on the floor. No , because they couldn’t see the problem they thought nothing was wrong.
Why !! oh why !! can’t people accept others that are different. If my children were in their wheel-chairs they would have been accepted a lot more, because the chair signifies that something was wrong. Regardless of my child’s mannerism, behaviour. It’s all wrong and it really gets to me.
My children have a hidden disability of autism as well as other complex needs. It annoys me that people see the children as Naughty , not the fact they are having difficulty coping. Why? should I have to justify my kids to people to get them to understand their behaviour !!.
It’s like I was sat on the floor because I have had multiple mini strokes that have robbed me of my mobility. Or the fact that I had a heart operation 3 weeks ago. So NO, I can’t get up and chase the kids. I have enough trouble keeping my balance at times. Yet because they didn’t see a walking aid, stick they assumed I was perfectly well.
We got told to shut up but you had no idea of the challenging day we had had. Or the meltdown we had 10 minutes previous no because you didn’t see it, you assumed we were telling the kids off.
People that are so ignorant make my life and my families life hell. You think its all right to have a go at us, to have that dig. Just because you can’t see something , doesn’t mean its not there. It’s time people started opening their eyes to things that are different.