Friday, November 12, 2010

Intentionally teach children and adults to never use the 'R' word

click here Parenthood see the first few minutes of a fathers grocery store encounter from minutes 3:03 to minutes 5.05
  watch as a father deals with the ignorance...HE also deals with a well meaning Grandpa who inter-ups the process of teaching the kid the boundaries parents of special needs kids often struggle with. There are reasons that limits must be set and stood by. Support parents who are in these positions.
I showed this too my kids today after we heard Dove use the 'R' word (retard). She used it toward an inanimate object but still she must understand.Please teach the kids to never use it.
This is a wonderful thing I think to use for an example. Perhaps not the best example by the father but yet a great opportunity to teach empathy.
Teaching children intentionally to be a defender will show them how to handle it when that day comes.


Amrita said...

Very good Donetta.

After a prayer meeting I heard a Christian couple talk rudely about a mentally distubed lady to their small daughter. What will th e child learn, I was so angry, but haf ro keep quiet because of the situation, but I will check them if it hapens again.

Denise said...

We humans are by nature very cruel and look at others that are different and think that we are superior..... When in fact on many occasions we could learn from those that are different..

I hate the R word and I will correct ANYONE around me when I here it used..

Hope you are having a blessed Sunday my friend...

LisaShaw said...

Amen Donetta! My oldest brother called another kid a retard who was picking on my brother when we were young. My Grandpa scolded him about using that word. I raised my kids WITHOUT that word in their vocabulary. I told them that ALL people come from GOD (just sadly some don't live for Him), but that GOD doesn't make anything that's retarded. We are ALL different and uniquely special to Him. I'm glad they were raised that way. My youngest daughter made friends with a child in her Christian community program who has down syndrome. Some of the other kids were uneasy with her but not my daughter. She loved all over her. I was so thankful for her heart in Jesus.

I pray that you and your family are doing well dear friend. You are a BRIGHT light for Jesus in a very dark world. I miss you!

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