• 3 Words To Never Say To A Parent Of A Child With Special Needs

    6 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    As the parent of not one, but two children with special needs , I have heard more than my fair share of unsolicited criticism, suggestions, and advice. But there is one phrase in particular that makes me want to poke myself in the eye with a fork every time I hear it.
    “Can't you just...?”
    I've heard this in regards to my daughter's feeding tube way too many times than I care to count.
    “Can't you just make her eat?”
    “I could, but shoving food down someone's throat is typically frowned upon, isn't it?”
    I've also had this phrase thrown at me after dealing with a meltdown in public.
    “Can't you...
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