EXPLAINING DWARFISM TO YOUR CHILDREN
Young children are usually quite curious about their surroundings. When they see something or someone that looks out of the ordinary to what they are used to, they are usually quite vocal about it. To have an answer to their curiosity is important to how they process what they see.
Give them the right answer and they usually accept it for what it is. Give them the wrong answer, and that can carry with them as they get older and form their perceptions on life. No answer offers them no guidance at all.
When a child asks about a person with a type of dwarfism, keeping it simple and not making it such a big deal will usually insure that it does not become one. Remember that kids learn from adults, especially their parents. How they act and behave usually reflects on their up bringing. Offering them an answer and understanding creates a strong foundation for who they will become.
While children are curious, It is important to mention to them that it is not polite to point or stare because it makes others feel uncomfortable and shows poor character on their part.
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