30 Things NOT To Say To A Sensory Parent





We have all been there right? That moment when someone says something so extremely rude to us about our children and how they have acted or what they just said or did? I sure have! Many times. 

Over the years, I think I have heard it all and that's why I decided to create a list. 

I asked 30 sensory parents what they have been asked or told that they wished that others wouldn't have said.  

These are statements and questions that shouldn't ever be said to sensory parents or any parents ever at all. 


1. "What's WRONG with your child???"

 

2. "My child does that, too."

 

3. "he just needs more discipline"

 

4. You don't discipline your child very well.

 

5. You just need to discipline him more. He'll straighten up.

 

6. Your child is spoiled...

 

7. I don't know how you do it!

 

8. They'll grow out of it.

 

9. "Your child is just naughty"

 

10. "He seems perfectly normal to me!"





11. Your child is just attention seeking

 

12. If u raised him in a strict Christian home he wouldn't have these problems.

 

13. It's just a phase!

 

14. "he's a spoiled brat!!!"

 

15. That's normal (when it obviously isn't.)

 

16. Just whoop em'/let em' cry it out.

 

17. Its your fault for not making her listen

 

18. He needs a good slap.

 

19. "my kid does the same thing, so it probably normal age thing"

 

20. "He's so out of control! You need to do something about that."





21. "My child would NEVER behave like that in public!"

 

22. Give me one weekend with him, I'd straighten him right out!

 

23. I wouldn't allow that behavior in my house

 

24. I don't want my children around your because they are a bad influence!

 

25. "Just make him stop- your the parent"

 

26. We were never like that!

 

27. Can't you keep control of your child? Maybe you shouldn't be a parent

 

28. Your kids just needs more spankings!

 

29. You need to stop letting your child run you, you are the parent!

 

30. It's just a temper tantrum!









DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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