You often hear parents of children with special needs, especially parents of children with Down Syndrome, say “more alike than different” when raising awareness about their child and a diagnosis.
It’s true. My son Robert is more like a typical 5-almost-6 year old, than he is different from his peers.
He gets frustrated when things are “too hard”, he gets mad at his brothers when they take a toy from him, and he lights up and starts grooving to a good dance song.
There’s an advert going around right now that moved me to tears. While it doesn’t seem to include someone with visible disabilities, it does remind us that we are more alike than different as a general population.
All of the awareness posts I make come down to this – be kind to others, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and embrace our differences.
Have a great week, everyone!