Thursday, February 12, 2009

Living with Differences by Anna Stewart

In the first week at my daughter's inclusive preschool (half kids with special needs, half "typical" kids), the parents smiled thinly at each other as we tried to figure out who had the disabled kids and who didn't. No one knew how to begin a conversation — we were afraid of offending each other.
I called a meeting so we could introduce our kids and ourselves. In 30 minutes, everything changed. We found our common ground: we were all parents raising preschoolers. Some of us had children who loved music, couldn't use the bathroom yet or screamed when someone got too close. And some of us had kids with disabilities.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this information.
    Wonderful :->

  2. Great post! Way to level the playing field!