The R Word

The R Word gets thrown around all the time, and most of the time people don’t realise how it affects parents and carers with special needs children. We really need more awareness around how it makes us feel and any children who understand that the word is being used to criticise someone.

The word always makes me cringe and makes me upset and angry all at once, hearing it spoken or just seeing it in print.

This article is a great read:

My beautiful sons are why you need to stop using the word ‘retard’
http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/stop-using-the-word-retard/
ondine 1
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s