A friend brought this great post to my attention and I wanted to share it with you. I worry about how Sweet Pea's peers will interact with her as their development gap grows and how I can help other parents to explain why Sweet Pea is the way that she is. I don't want her friends to pity her, but I want her friends to understand and support her. As I type "friends" I am starting to tear up a little as I can only hope and pray that she has actual friends. Deep down I believe that she will, but kids can be so cruel and I fear what she will have to experience! I hope that by being fully included in school from age 3 it will help her forms bonds with her peers that will then protect her as she grows up and kids turn mean.
Enjoy the post here: http://www.deannajsmith.com/2012/10/teaching-your-children-about-disability.html