I am completely peed off today after seeing the most disgusting status on social media.
One person was angry with a teenager where they lived after they had apparently press all the buttons in the lift, this lead them to think it was acceptable to put a status up on social media calling that person a ADHD XXX and a retard along with other things. Thank goodness other people along with myself replied with this is unacceptable and the admin took the post down. However …
Is this right that a person should use this wording for teenager? whether they are ADHD or not just because the peed them off. NO!!!! We as parents hope and pray and spend so much time trying to change the racism against our children and their conditions to have someone use it so causally.
What concerns me more if they are throwing these words around like no business and have children then their children will also pick up on the misconceptions of these conditions. This adult clearly has no understanding of these conditions and that will carry on as clearly they seem like they never want to understand them. We still face racism in all sorts in this day and age and it really shouldn’t be happening.
So how do we as parents deal with this?
How do you education the ones who don’t want to be educated?
How do we make the future better for our children?
The answers to above I have no idea, other than to keep doing what we are doing in the hope that one day it might all change and make it a better place for our children as adults and future children with these conditions. To keep smiling at the people who choose not to understand not to move forward.
The thing is my son amazes me every day with his look on life and how he deals with things and he makes me to proud.
Feeling heartbroken and defeated at the moment.