I am disappointed , “Hayden DOES NOT SUFFER FROM Dwarfism”…..the reporter who wrote this should really sharpen her skills…Does he look like he is suffering?…But what is sad is that this is not the first time and it wont be the last time this happens. I don’t blame the children, because children can be cruel, but children learn by example. In this case the Principle has failed dismally in making a change, he could have changed the mind-set of the children in his school, he could have instilled pride into his students by making them aware of difference , by teaching them acceptance, by putting a stop to ignorance…. he could have done all of this but instead he chose to say that this child does not belong in main stream society, he could have taking 5min of his time to finds out more about this child’s condition on google, but he said this the child needs a “school for mentally disabled kids” he needs a “more suitable school”…. and the Western Cape Education Department says “They are aware of the situation” as if that’s of much help. Does he even know what a bully is? He obviously does not care… as the old saying goes “OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND”, this is why stigmas and ignorance grows How do we expect change to happen when you are left with IGNORANCE in charge…. What if his child was this little boy?
Leah just loves bath time, but she absolutely hate it when she gets water onto her face!!!! So we have quite a situation on our hands. We have to make sure there is a dry face towel at hand to catch the facial splashes…….. And washing Leah’s hair is a special task on its own…..
It involves the whole family……. Dad holds Leah, Simone and Nicole provide the live entertainment in the form of singing and dancing, and I have perfected the art of rinsing hair to round about 40 seconds…………….. The things we have to do…… I sometimes wonder what the neighbors must think!!
I would love to post a picture of your little one on Leah’s blog so feel free to e-mail me a picture of your baby to firstname.lastname@example.org , we have created a real family of precious friends and Im sure Tonya (Knoahs mom) and myself, and the rest of our blogging family would love to see our family grow …….