Ten things not to say to the parent of a learning disabled child
1) Why is she doing that?
2) Can’t you stop her doing that?
3) How do you stand her doing that?
4) You are very brave I wouldn’t be able to cope with her doing that?
5) Wow you look tired.
6) I understand exactly how you feel.
7) Yes well mine say “retard, mong, spaz and window licker” all the time you need to stop being so sensitive.
8) We’re all off for an activity that your child will find impossible and stressful are you all coming? Why not?
9) You have no idea how stressful my life is.
10) You don’t really make things any easier for yourself do you?
Ten things not to say to the parent of a disabled child
1) Well I’m sorry but they are disruptive in the classroom/theatre/cinema and we have to think of everyone else.
2) We didn’t think your child liked parties/sleepovers.
3) Oh isn’t that adorable they are so “special”.
4) Wow you look tired.
5) I understand exactly how you feel.
6) Oh they go to normal school?
7) Well your child needs to stop being so sensitive there is no bullying in this school.
8) I’m sorry your child simply does not meet our eligibility criteria.
9) I’m sorry but we simply don’t have adequate staffing levels for your child to be included in that activity.
10)You really don’t make things any easier for yourself do you?
Ten things not to say to the parent of a child with autism
1) So really its like dyslexia?
2) So what is their special talent?
3) No they’re not disabled where is the wheelchair?
4) Isn’t Rainman a wonderful film.
5) Oh all children do that you’re just being paranoid.
6) What that child needs is a damn good slap and better discipline at home.
7) Wow you look tired.
8) They didn’t have Autism in my day.
9) Do you think it was that MMR jab?
10) You really don’t make things any easier for yourself do you?