Because of your son…

This post on Facebook made my eyes fill with tears.

Parties can be hard. Even when you’re popular. They’re especially hard when you’re unpopular, different or shunned in some way.

The compassion of including a boy with autism to a child’s birthday party (and going so far as to make alternate arrangements to make sure he’s comfortable) certainly made this mom’s whole day – possibly her whole year.

While it’s easy to dismiss kids who may be hard to handle, disruptive or shy, please encourage your child to invite “outsiders” to parties and playdates. This simple effort can make a world of difference to another human being.

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2 responses to “Because of your son…

  1. That made me cry, too! I was a painfully shy child, and I have so many painful memories of being excluded from things because I was just too shy to speak up and out. People like this mom (and her son) are awesome!

  2. Aw, I’m sorry it brought back sad memories for you, Lindsay. I am glad though that some adults (and kids) get it!

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