FASD Life: To Share or Not to Share

our sacred breath

That is the dilemma in my head lately after reading a post from someone about why we should not share our children’s struggles in this age of social media without their permission. I understand the premise, however can a young child, especially one with a developmental disability, offer consent? Another post I read awhile back from someone else said they’d never share anything they didn’t want their child to read – however isn’t that putting our values onto our children? We may be open to sharing much more about ourselves than our children.

Without sharing personal stories however, will we see change? Will those in positions of power to make legislative changes truly understand if we don’t share our struggles? Will teachers, neighbours, family members or other people who work or interact with our children truly understand if we do not disclose the real and raw struggles we face each…

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