This is a blog I have been rather desperate to write only I’ve been trying to find the right words.
After waiting what feels like months, the only way I feel I can explain this is in my own way.
We (My babies Daddy and I) along with R & S have been to a fair few special needs events and groups. Whilst watching both our children, that usually run in opposite directions we also have to watch other children around our own.
What really frustrates me is discipline and the lack of it. Lately R has encountered bites and smacks from various different special needs children and whilst I understand the children have special needs. Surly this doesn’t mean it should be deemed acceptable?! Or does it?
I guess I haven’t been in this situation, yet?! Or have I? I have caught R many times pushing and pulling S around and I will tell him off the same way I treat S. Biting, smacking and pushing isn’t allowed whether my son has special needs or not this kind of behaviour isn’t acceptable and I will not allow it.
R also used to kick and pinch me when he got overwhelmed and had a meltdown. I would keep saying to R ‘Ouch’ and pull a sad face. Now if R has a melt down he doesn’t kick me anywhere near as much if at all.
I know every child is different and learns differently but I feel there should still be rules, boundaries and discipline or else our ‘special needs’ children will grow up thinking they are exempt from all rules because they have ‘special needs’
You get me?
What do you think????