Andy’s college classes required that he navigate the city’s public transportation.
Has your son/daughter surprised you by accomplishing something you never expected? How do you handle your anxiety about letting him/her try new things- especially if they could be dangerous?
The story of Andy’s accident is frightening. Andy was able to give the police his name and address, but he also wore an “identity necklace” that listed his disability.
These days, identification and interactions between law enforcement and people with disabilities is a hot topic. Does your child wear identification? Can he/she know his address? Could he/she tell someone in an emergency?
Trying to convince our adult children to do something they don’t want to do is difficult. There’s a fine line between guiding and stepping on a person’s rights as an adult.
How did you feel when reading about how Wyllie approached Andy about shaving? Have you had to convince your son/daughter to do something “for their own good” that he/she didn’t want to do?
Very uncomfortable read. I’m surprised all the time but not in my daughters abilities to use public transportation, she can’t cross the street by herself, she an empath. Her kindness and understanding of people and animals needs is her gift. I am grieved that I feel I can’t release her. She is too dependent on me, and I feel for good reason. I have to reevaluate my boundaries. I have such great fear of someone or something harming her. 30 and a more innocent creature there never was…