What To Say To Parents Of Kids With Special Needs

After reading things Not to say to parents of kids with special needs I was wondering what can be the best thing to tell them. Do not let them realize that they are in a special situation even if we feel sorry for them…

… and finally I thought the very best thing to say is: to say nothing. Nothing special!

As Ellen Seidman – who has a son with special needs – writes on her site called Parents Healthy Kids Happy Families.

So what would be good to say about my son? Well, if you don’t know us and we are, for instance, hanging at a playground, this is what I would love for you to say: “Hello.” It’s the universal way of opening a conversation. It’s friendly. It’s pity-free. As reader Clementine said, “Simple hellos go a long way.” Or, if you prefer, “Wassup?”

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