Sunday, 21 August 2016

Why should you feel shame?

I've met parents who don't want to reveal their child has a learning difficulty. Like guilt, it's hidden under carpets, shoved hurriedly into cupboards, stowed away in attics or beaten into submission inside the far recesses of their mind. Only to eventually trickle out like rainwater through a hairline crack in the roof or worse - gush out like pent up fury.

Why do they do that? Imagine the shame the child goes through. Is it my fault I can't read? Don't my parents love me? Do I have a 'disease'? Will I contaminate others?

We have children because we want to nurture an individual and rejoice when our child finds her individuality. Not browbeat them into an image of ourselves.

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