" Dear Parent:
I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting shoving pinching scratching maybe even biting other children. The one who always has to hold my hand in the hallway. The one who has a special spot at the carpet, and sometimes sits on a chair rather than the floor. The one who had to leave the block centre because blocks are not for throwing. The one who climbed over the playground fence right exactly as I was telling her to stop. The one who poured his neighbour’s milk onto the floor in a fit of anger. On purpose. While I was watching. And then, when I asked him to clean it up, emptied the ENTIRE paper towel dispenser. On purpose. While I was watching. The one who dropped the REAL ACTUAL F-word in gym class......"
Our kids may stand out in the halls, in the community, and on the streets. But there is a reason for their behavior. There is a reason for every child's behavior. It is not all bad parenting or rough homes. Keep an open mind this holiday season in the stores and restaurants, in the halls of your child's school. Our special children must work 100 times harder to achieve a goal, and often their behavior suffers because of the imbalance. You never know what someone has accomplished that day, and sacrificed because of it!
All children are beautiful, full of life, and full of love!