Lesson of the Day: Be Kind.

“I’m feeling really angry right now,” piped up a little voice from my backseat out of nowhere.

So thankful for this big brother.
“Really, what’s wrong Corbin?”
“I’m thinking about something that happened at school today.”
“What happened?”
“We were sitting at lunch today and ‘T’ was making a lot of loud noises and a kid at my table called ‘T’ a ‘weirdo’.”
“Oh, I’m sorry, that was not nice of him to say.”
“I was so angry.  I balled my fists up under the table so he couldn’t see and I told him, ‘You know T is just like my brother, right?  They both have autism.'”
“I’m very proud of you Corbin for using your words instead of your hands.  Hitting is not okay.  Kids like that usually just don’t know better and need to be educated.”
“I just felt so angry Mom and now I just want to cry.”
My blog seems to have a theme these last few posts.  It all boils down to this:
Be kind to one another.
Teach your child about differences and how they can still be a friend to someone in a wheelchair, with autism, with down syndrome, etc., etc.
Teach your children that name-calling and bullying hurt people.
Teach acceptance.
Teach love.
Heather Nelson

About Heather Nelson

Heather resides in Rockland where she is busy juggling life as a newlywed, a mom to two boys (one of which who has autism), a part time job in direct sales, and a full-time job as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She has a love for live music, karaoke, and cheering on the underdogs.