Mummy Why Do People Ignore Me ?

I was asked this question last night by my 4-year-old daughter!!!! Now I think in today’s society this is a sad state of affairs that a 4-year-old has picked up the fact that people are ignoring her. More worrying she seems to understand that they are ignoring her.

I know I have talked about this before but this is really something that needs to be addressed and dealt with.You see it’s not just my daughter that people ignore, in fact this is happening all over the country. All kids that are different get ignored and over looked but why??????, why ????? does this continue to happen …..

Whats the matter? Don’t people realize these children have feelings? Of course they do they are even more sensitive than a “normal” child at times ,because in their world everyone is happy and they get upset if everyone is not happy. Do you know it really upsets me when these people ignore these special angels, more so when it my own children they are ignoring. There is nothing I can do everyone has a right to their opinion but then every child has the right to be treated equally. So why don’t people get to know these special angels and see how special they really are. I know a little boy who can’t talk but when he smiles and laughs his whole face lights up, its wonderful to see.

Here is an example of what I mean. All the kids were coming out of the class because it was home time, one of the parents actually walked away so she did not have to go past my daughter. I thought oh maybe she had to move for what ever reason. Well today my daughter was one of the first out, this same parent moved out-of-the-way as my daughter approached her. It wasn’t a subtle move it was a very clear I’m avoiding you. Talk about small mindedness.

So back to my question Why do people ignore children that are different. The answer is I don’t honestly know. All I can do is keep trying to raise awareness for these special angels. So if you are reading this blog feel free to tell people about it, RT on twitter or share on Facebook, the more people who know and understand these special angels . The more chance these angels have of making it in this world

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6 Responses to Mummy Why Do People Ignore Me ?

  1. Tam December 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Hmm. I guess I haven’t seen this happen very often.

    More often I see people staring at them, or whispering in someone else’s ear about them, or making comments about them like they can’t hear. I see people giving them dirty looks when they’re doing things that aren’t ‘socially acceptible’, or telling their parents how horrible it must be, while the kid is there looking on.

    It seems to me that special children get a lot more attention, nearly always of the wrong kind.

    I, on the other hand, usually ignore everyone else in the room when there’s a kid around, and even moreso if that kid has an obvious challenge lol

  2. Nasser December 18, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Yes Its difficult to change the ways of life of others .
    Its sad people look, stare etc at a childs behaviors in public and catches the eyes of many other onlookers by their actions that multiplies…

  3. Calgary Listings June 15, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    You were right. Even for myself i don’t know why do they ignore kids with mental disability, i think there perceptions are wrong. The best thing they should do is show them love,and care. Its a nice thing that they will exchange you with smiles. See for the result, you will feel something unusual.

  4. Susan July 31, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    I have experienced this a lot of myself, when people look at me with a dirty look, try to ignore their dirty looks, and I am one of those very sensitive feelings, it really hurts. It really hurts that it lowers my self-esteem, each time it happens, but I try find ways to cheer myself up. Like sing, make my own music, write short stories, and draw. I know that at school, every time a mental disability kid walks past us, kids around me, either make short laughs, ignore them, and back away from them. Me, I’ll just stare at them for 2 seconds, think about how they are feeling, whether in a good way and a bad way feeling, and I really wish that other kids will fully understand them, like I do. I know that I haven’t really know them yet personally, but for some reason, I feel this connection in them, like God or Jesus is telling me to do something about it. I don’t know if I’m imagining it, but there has to be a way so that they could be heard.

  5. AChou October 4, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    As a person on the autistic spectrum, being ignored is a very common feature. Our interest in practical details and unusual observations makes the idiot herd-animals uncomfortable. Typically, our views are far more consistent and developed than those of the masses of neurotypicals and this very ideological superiority makes us targets of bullying for failing to reflexively accept the values of the herd.

    I can go into a chat room and try to talk about the subject, for example, but the people there will continue talking to each other and refuse to engage me because its too far out of their box.

    It’s no surprise that many people with Aspergers find themselves filled with rage to the point of sadism: regular people ARE stupid assholes, and they don’t like to face up to it.

  6. Paige September 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    I ignore kids all the time, whether they’re disabled or not. They’re just kids, no one special, and definitely not any sort of angels.

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