I think we may have something in common

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It doesn’t matter if your kids are special needs or not, kids drive their parents crazy. As a member of both parenting and special needs parenting communities, I’m often trying to find ways to help people better understand what the special needs community is going through.

One of the best ways to do this is by finding common ground.

For a long time, I thought that common ground was the fact that we all love our kids. It’s true, we all love our kids, regardless of anything and everything.

 



It occurred to me this afternoon however, we have something else in common as well.

Our kids can and will drive us crazy. There’s no way around it and no way to avoid it. Kids drive their parents crazy at times.

Perhaps it seems like it wouldn’t be okay to say that my special needs kids drive me fucking crazy. Maybe it seems like we should never elude to the fact that kids with special needs can drive their parents crazy because it’s assumed that they can’t help it.



Kids are put on this Earth to help us better understand what we put our parents through. 😁

It really doesn’t matter if a child has Autism or not. Any child can drive their parents crazy. Perhaps kids with Autism may go about it a different way than their neurotypical peers, but the end result is the same.

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BeckyW
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BeckyW

Well, “normal” kids can also get into a hell of a lot of trouble. Henry and I go to a massage therapist. She is glad her son of almost the same age isn’t ill like Henry, but he is a source of deep concern to her.

And there’s the heartbreak of losing your child while you, the parent, are still alive. My oldest nephew died at the age of 29; he had just gotten his dream job.

You’re right, most or all parents have stuff with their kids. <3

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚

BeckyW
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BeckyW

Well, “normal” kids can also get into a hell of a lot of trouble. Henry and I go to a massage therapist. She is glad her son of almost the same age isn’t ill like Henry, but he is a source of deep concern to her.

And there’s the heartbreak of losing your child while you, the parent, are still alive. My oldest nephew died at the age of 29; he had just gotten his dream job.

You’re right, most or all parents have stuff with their kids. <3

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob Gorski
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Well said Becky ๐Ÿ™‚