Elizabeth - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
After being a part of a few different groups out there I have learned that people with kids with special needs are really defensive about the terminology people use to mention those children. As we all know, people can be rude, insensitive but mostly are just ignorant. Growing up we used the now forbidden "R" word as a joke or would refer to a situation or idea as such. After having a child with Ds, I am amazed by how people feel about this word. I wouldn't like it if someone called my son a "R" with a mean intent. Like everything in our society I feel that people over analyze the use of this word and take it too offensively, most of the time anyway. I am just interested in your thoughts on this matter. Do you find it offensive to hear a teen say "Thats so retarded?" or when a kid calls another kid "such a retard?" Give me your thoughts on this matter.....