My Child Is Not To Blame
To the mommy who felt that my little guy's behavior was negatively influencing her child,
My child does not understand what the word "no" means. I can tell him "no" and redirect him over and over until we are all exhausted but I'm only doing that to make everyone happy. I get pretty tired of repeating the word "no" knowing that it means nothing. Please do not misunderstand and think I am not working with him on this because I am doing more than you'll ever know. Cameron has a speech disorder called Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder. This means that he has difficulty expressing himself as well as understanding what we say to him. He also has Sensory Processing Disorder and may seek out sensations in funny ways like banging his head against things. His disorders do not give him a get out of jail free card when it comes to discipline but it does give him more time to try and soak it all in. His Mommy, Daddy, and even 3 year old sister are very patient with him so can't you be patient too?
a Mommy that refuses to give up
I have no idea who the mommy(s) are that I am addressing above, but it was a real incident that happened not once but twice in one morning and all of the children involved were under the age of two. I know strangers have no clue what is going on with him which is why I just smile and remove him from the situation, but blaming my child for their child's behavior is just wrong.