A dad released a powerful video of a teacher and teachers aid allegedly calling his autistic son a bastard, and having inappropriate conversations in class. Three important takeaways from this story:
1. WHEN KIDS DON'T FEEL RIGHT, THEY DON'T ACT RIGHT.
It's so important for us as parents to pay attention to our kids behavior. If they are not acting the way they usually do then take notice and probe further, because this is how children tell us they are upset, depressed or anxious about something. Even the most verbally sophisticated child may not have the words to tell us what's really wrong. In this case Akian could not tell his father what was going on in school due to being Autistic.
2. IF YOU THINK THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION.
Trust your parental intuition just like Akian's dad did. You are the world's leading expert about our children! No one knows them as well as you do. So if you suspect something's, follow up.
3. ALWAYS STAY ENGAGED WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
It's so important to stay engaged with your children in every way. Stay involved with their education, know who their friends are and supprt their interests. This allows you to be in tune with their emotional and educational needs.It lets your child know you care. They may be more likely to open up to you if they feel valued and cherished in this way.