Etiquette ~ When Your Friends’ Kids have Special Needs, but Yours Don’t

Special HappensMy friend Gina has a fantastic blog about children with special needs called Special Happens.  She writes about the struggles and joys of being a mom to a son with special needs.

She has also created an incredible community of support for other parents of children with special needs and tips/tricks/resources to help with all that comes along with that diagnosis.

I am very pleased to be guest posting over on Special Happens today, but a little nervous at the same time.  The reason I’m nervous is that I decided to go out on a limb and discuss the etiquette of interacting with children with special needs and also with their parents.

I asked some potentially offensive questions, but ones I think others (besides me) are wondering.  I hope I don’t offend any one, but wanted to spark a discussion – hopefully an open one that doesn’t step on anyone’s feelings or toes in any way.

I’d love to have you check out my post and join the discussion!  Then come back here and let me know if you think the questions are too much, just right, or not deep enough.



6 Responses to Etiquette ~ When Your Friends’ Kids have Special Needs, but Yours Don’t

    • Thanks Lorie! I really like having frank discussions and airing things – but this one has me biting my nails for some reason. Maybe it’s because our kids are involved? I don’t know.

  1. Daria, this was a perfect post. It needed to get out there and I think everyone in “The Community” will see it for what it is. Innocent. Honest. Coming from a place of gold! AND, it’s made me think a little farther into a LOT of things. Thank you for being such a wonderful guest!

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