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Matt wrote: No, because it makes me who I am. Plus, if it wasn't for my dyspraxia, I wouldn't have made this website which has helped so many people.
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:24 am
CloudHunter wrote:I probably would be different without dyspraxia, it makes me who I am and I like who I amÂ
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:01 am
Let's not give the children here a deluded view of what it's like to have it. It's a struggle, and something that should be worked hard on improving.
Unless everyone only sees your disability
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:17 pm
I think what we are trying to do is to raise self esteem and help the children feel valued as human beings!
We are all working hard to improve these childrens' quality of life - helping them to improve or overcome problems!
The aim of everyone here is to show these children that they are individual and special even though they have dyspraxia and to learn how to cope with the difficulties that are caused by it
These children have been made to feel that they are inferior human beings by a lot of people who have been in authority in their lives - ie school, extra curricular groups etc! and, we as their families are just trying to correct the damage that has been done!
The aim of this website is to raise awareness of dyspraxia so that future generations of children do not have to suffer what our children have suffered!
Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:10 pm
How exactly do you embrace a disability? Hopefully in your mind it only makes up a small part of who they are.
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Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:10 pm
Matt: No, (i wouldn't change dyspraxia) because it (dyspraxia) makes me who I am. Plus, if it wasn't for my dyspraxia, I wouldn't have made this website which has helped so many people
Saying you'd want to keep it because it makes you who you are is the same as a person in a wheelchair saying they'd rather keep their disability.
Let me take this moment to say that, in my experience, children are very misunderstood by some adults and teenagers who seem to forget that they were children once themselves. Because children think differently from adults and are smaller than adults some people assume they are stupid and think it's acceptable to patronise them. The majority of 'the children' who visit this site have dyspraxia or have a sibling/relative/friend who is dyspraxic. 'The Children' who are dyspraxic KNOW what it's like to have it without hearing anyone elses view. 'The Children' who aren't are getting most of the education they'll ever need about dyspraxia from this forum and Matt's hideout.Let's not give the children here a deluded view of what it's like to have it.
Value is something that should be earned, just like respect. They (children) should have to earn it just like everyone else, and they will have to, in the real world.
(To Cheryl) Are you asserting you would have killed yourself? Perhaps you have some deeper issues than these forums can provide.
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:14 pm
Value is something that should be earned, just like respect. They should have to earn it just like everyone else, and they will have to, in the real world.
But is that enough? I know of moms who tried to help their children by killing them. Good intentions that are misguided are worthless
Are you asserting you would have killed yourself? Perhaps you have some deeper issues than these forums can provide
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:26 pm