Extended Family – Please Support, Don’t Judge FASD Parenting
By The Auntie
Never judge an FASD parent until you have walked a mile in whichever shoes they have managed to get on their feet today.
“All that kid needs is a bit of discipline”
“Why is that woman on the beach just popping seaweed instead of stopping her son swearing at the top of his voice?”
“Have you tried controlled crying, the naughty step and Super Nanny techniques – if you persevere, those methods will work”
“Well it was your choice to adopt. You knew what you were getting into”
I bet you have heard something like this said about the FASD parents in your family. You may have thought similar yourself (go on, admit it, you have. I will admit it, I thought it). I went along to the latest FASD Support group that my brother and sister-in-law run and I listened to reports of the above attitudes.
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