The thoughtless things that doctors say have been much under discussion over the past few days, but of course, our loved ones are often equally skilled in cutting our hearts out. Witness two new contributions to the Readers' Respond page on "What's the Worst Thing a 'Loved' One Has Said About Your Child or Parenting?" Writes Frisco Mama:
"My special needs daughter was acting up a bit at the family dinner table. My Mom asked, 'Can you just drug her?' Really Mom?? Really??"
Great Mom shares this experience:
"I attended a visitation at a funeral home with my special needs daughter when my uncle passed away. It was either take her with me or not go at all because my husband was traveling. I chose to tackle a 2-hour road trip (4 hours total) to pay my respects. My Mom said, 'Why did you bring HER?' (Insert my daughter's name). Smartly, I replied, 'Because locking her in her room while I left for 5 hours seemed so wrong.' LOL!! Gee, why don't these people get it?"
Why indeed? If you have family cluelessness to share, vent about it on the Readers' Respond page. There are also pages for sharing outrageous things educators say and for giving doctors and hospitals a talking to, as you may be particularly in the mood to do right now. Finally, it's a good time to add your voice to my respect manifesto for kids with special needs. What's on your mind today?