Mom calls her Down’s Syndrome child a “retard” because of this

Mom calls her Down’s Syndrome child a “retard” because of this

– 31-year-old Sian Isaac has a son with Down’s syndrome and she calls him a “retard” on a regular basis

– She explains that she does this because she wants him to laugh at himself

– She also has her own blow on what it’s like to raise Down’s syndrome kids

Mom calls her Down’s Syndrome child a “retard” because of this

Sian Isaac calls her 6-year-old son, named Josh, a “retard” because she wants her son to grow up and be able to laugh at himself. Also she thinks it’ll make him much stronger.

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Sian has launched an online blog to express and enlighten others on what it's like to raise a child with a genetic condition like Down's.

That’s what she says about all that:

"I don't call Josh a retard all of the time. I used that word, rightly or wrongly, before he was born. I don't use it in the house very often at all. I'd say to Ollie 'stop being a retard' so I would not then not say it to Josh just because he has Down's syndrome.

People in the Down's syndrome world would think retard is the worst remark. Rightly or wrongly I would call someone a retard. It's not meant offensively; It's just a word and I've not stopped doing using it, just less."

Mom calls her Down’s Syndrome child a “retard” because of this

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Also she adds: "We are trying to teach him you don't need to get offended by those people as it's not worth it. We are just a bit more realistic I suppose. I would never use it as an offensive term at all and if anyone did in my presence I wouldn't like it."

Do you think it’s right or not?

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