Tell Us: How Do You Manage the Stares?

Denise

Tell Us: How Do You Manage the Stares?

Denise
I started following a mom on Twitter who shares about her life caring for her three children, including one with special needs. Earlier this year, she shared this tweet:



I wonder about your experiences. How do you manage the stares? How do you fight the temptation to hide? Please share your experiences in our comments section, below.

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Luigi

Stares do not bother me because I got a job to do in order for survival. I learned to not take things personally and people who stare is their problem, not mine. I just keep busy and keep moving along. Usually people stare at me in disbelief when they see my Mom and I checking out at the supermarket, with many items I have hanging off the back of my Mothers transport chair in reusable bags.

LeatherLady64

I do not have to deal with just the stares. Because of the outbursts, people look at us a little more harshly. I have actually had people come to where I am to see what the outburst is all about. Because I have not had help, he goes everywhere with me. I have to stick to the larger retailers because he has to use the bathroom frequently, and they have larger facilities to use. This means more people. I mostly ignore them, because I know what the alternative is. Becoming a recluse, or much worse, he may not have survived his accident. He deserves to go out in public. I deserve to go out in public. When he is having a particularly bad day, I will say \"No one wants to see you act this way, especially me.\" Or, If they are close enough, I will just say \"Motorcycle accident, and I am blessed he is alive.\"