3 things not to say to a parent of a child with a disability …
“God only gives you what you can handle.” “I don’t know how you do it.” “I could never do what you do.”
“You don’t know how we do it — we don’t have a choice.”
You could never do what we do — trust me, you could and would if it was your child.”
Here are other things you could say instead … “You are a fantastic parent! I admire your strength and unconditional love for your child.” “Hey, I know I do not get your daily struggles, but I want you to know you’re amazing, and I see you.”Instead of making it about you, make it about them. Uplift them, tell them how terrific they are, how amazing their kiddos are, and that although you may not fully understand the day’s ins and outs, you are inspired by them and their child’s story.
Credit: Jen Sarker, Source Kids