This is something I started in November. I never got around to finishing it but the topic is important.
Today while shopping my son came a cross something he wanted to buy. The vender was very friendly and helpful. Haddy handed him a $10 bill which was the price of the item. The man said,
" I'm going to give it to him for $8" he then handed my son $2.
"My cousin is deaf" he tells me.
All my son's short life this has happened. He won a skateboard once after the guy who took his entry form told me he was going to let him win. He always gets free food from restaurants, random gifts from strangers in public and various odd free stuff. Service clubs have special events for the blind and deaf which is lovely but.....
I am grateful for the generous nature of folks but sometimes I wish people would just treat him like other kids. He does not need any "help" he is not diagnosed with a disease. Every time something like this happens he just looks at me awkward, not really sure about what is happening. I have always taught him that he is just a kid who happens to be deaf.
I have the same feeling about school. Please don't pass a deaf child because they have a challenge.
I really don't mean to sound ungrateful. He doesn't get bullied or ignored by the world. I just happen to be a helicopter mom in search of a perfect world.