EXPLAINING DWARFISM TO OLDER CHILDREN
As children get older and ask about a person with a difference, in this case a form of dwarfism, you can easily respond with:
"Everyone is different is some way. Some differences are more noticeable than others. That person has dwarfism. That means that their bones do not grow exactly the way that yours and mine grow. That is why they are shorter or walk that way. They are just like you and I, just different in their own way."
"If you are interested in learning more about dwarfism, we can visit a website to learn more."
Visit the Place for Kids section of this website to offer them a better understanding about dwarfism.
*While children are curious, it is important to mention to them that it is not polite to stare because it makes others feel uncomfortable and shows poor character on their part.