Good People Don’t Bully Other Parents

Parenting a child with a disability is not a competition to see who has the highest functioning kid or the most severe kid.

It’s not about bullying a fellow parent for admitting they are having a hard day. It’s not about alienating them because they see something different than you do.

It’s not about arguing over labels or word choice. And it’s especially not about belittling a fellow parent who is newer to the journey. A parent who is asking questions. And asking for help and support.

Acceptance takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Give yourself some grace as you move along this unexpected path.

Special needs parenting is about knowing your own child, advocating for them, never giving up hope, believing in them, admitting it’s hard sometimes, finding the joy, and doing anything and everything to give them their best life.

It’s about making friendships along the way. Building your tribe. Finding the amazing people who understand. Who offer a hug, a kind word, and a supportive text. Because trust me, these people will save you more than once.

It’s about figuring out the person your child is going to be…and the person you are supposed to be.

When it comes to parenting your amazing kids, don’t ever allow yourself to fall victim to another person’s insecurities. Don’t allow yourself to be someone’s punching bag. Not in person. And especially not online.

If they are attacking you for medicating, homeschooling, trying a new therapy, saying it’s hard, worrying, moving, whatever…that’s on them. Not you. You know your child best. They don’t live your life. They aren’t in your home.

Good people don’t bully other parents. Remember that.

Love your kids people. Ignore the hate and keep moving forward. Don’t doubt yourself.

You got this mom and dad. You are doing an amazing job.

Finding Cooper’s Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you’re never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village….all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to our journey. You can also follow us on Facebook, subscribe for exclusive videos, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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