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How to not be squirrelly around people with disabilities

Teresa M. Pelham

Mommy Minute

10:45 AM EST, November 11, 2013

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Considering that we adults don’t always know what to do when we see someone with a disability, it’s obvious that we need to help our kids navigate this part of life. You know what I’m talking about: You’re at the grocery store, and your eyes fall upon a guy with one arm. Or walking with a limp. And you immediately look away, so he doesn’t think you’re looking at him. But you kind of want to.

We don’t need to be squirrelly around people with disabilities, and it’s actually kind of awesome when our kids are with us, so they can be the buffer to open ourselves up and learn something from the different types of people around us.

Here is a nice little list of Things You Should Know about Families Dealing with Disability. It’s pretty helpful, for us and for our kids.