What the parent did next horrified me.
Kid: but what is it?
Parent: shush! When I tell you to shush! You’re quiet! Don’t talk.
Me: don’t do that! They’re just asking a question! 😡
Me: they’re just trying to learn! Just explain it to them. It’s not a bad thing.
Parent: sorry yeah.
Me: Just explain I’m blind, it won’t make me explode. Don’t shush them, don’t make them scared of me.
Parent: sorry yes, ok.
Sadly I never heard them explain ☹️ 2/
Just explain in clear language that everyone is different, people have different bodies & that’s great!
Please don’t make disability something scary, don’t turn us into an unspoken taboo. 3/
Help your children understand disability instead of fearing it.
All the parent needed to say was “that lady has a special stick because she can’t see well, it helps her find things” 4/
I would rather hear a question answered than a shush every time! 5/5