We know the advice is not meant to be heard the way we hear it, but we still hear it that way. We know you don’t mean to be rude or condescending, but it is rude and condescending to tell someone how to parent their child who has a disability – in certain cases. Here is a list of who should NOT be giving advice:
Now, we welcome advice from certain other people; people who we know understand our situation. These people include parents of people with disabilities; anyone who works with people with disabilities, especially if they work with people who have the type of disability our child has; teachers of people with disabilities; therapists of people with disabilities; relatives with hands on experience caregiving for people with disabilities; and of course, people with disabilities.
And above all else, remember how awesome you are! Do not let them bring you down!