Re: How to respond, my older children noticed others staring at their little brother
I'm so sorry. I am truly ashamed of a society that reacts so negatively to special needs children. for you and your family. I think you did an amazing job explaining to your daughters. I don't have special needs children so I can't give you advice from experience. Unfortunately, this is just the way things will be for your family and they deserve to know that. My own policy with my kids is to explain things as honestly as possible and sometimes that's all you can do.
Lucky to be Brian's wife
and mama to Nora (3 years) and Lucy (11 months)
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.