I think 2shoes is very gracious .... I would feel like they were telling me your son is not such a freak after all so I'm ok with him .... I know it's hard to meet someone who is disabled (at least someone who cannot communicate with you) as you don't always know if they need or want your attentions .... but we as parents expect our children to be treated with the same respect as any able bodied child ...
Some people never meet children with disabilities, I suppose. But I don't see why she would be worried it would be 'horribble'. I wouldn't understand it either. Actually, now I have thought about it, I think it is an awful thing to say! How is your dd riven?
i remember my first meeting with a child with sn, I was as much use as a chocolate teapot. I didn't know what to do or say. I think you have to give people a bit of a chance tbh. if they are nice and get over it fine, if not their loss.
I agree with what Christie said. When we get students in the worst bit for them seems to be getting embarassed if they can't understand what the child is trying to communicate. I don't think 'horrible' was a very nice word to use, though.
If I were to meet a family wiht a child with SN I might feel a bit helpless and overwhelmed, perhaps worried that I would do or say the wrong thing but I would not be so rude as to tell the mother that I am fine actually, because although you have to cope with your DD and your DD has to live with her condition, I was not so affected by it all after all. Well, glad she was not horrified.
how kind of her to share that with you . I suppose allow her more than one strike, but if she continues to be so insensitive.........I mean could't she have found someone else to share that thought with rather than the child in question's mother?