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Old 10-06-2012, 04:16 AM   #226
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So if you don't want people laughing don't give them anything to laugh at, get the proper equipment so the child doesn't stand out. Don't put the child in the embarrassing position of trying to fit where they don't.
That goes against everything anyone with a disability has fought for. They don't have the short buses pick up the disabled kids for school anymore for a reason. People want to blend, and not stand out. You are saying we should take a step back, and mark everyone with a DISABLED sign so that others know something is wrong. Instead of teaching people to be non judgemental. I think you are doing it backwards.

It shouldn't make any difference if that child is a wheelchair or a stroller. Laughing at a child is unacceptable, and even crass behavior from an adult.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:46 AM   #227
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And you can try and pretend all you want but if you walk thru a crowd with a child very obviously crammed into a baby stroller people are going to laugh. And if you don't think they are then explain the success of all the shows that are on TV showing things like this for a laugh, and a lot of comedy is based on exaggeration. Like the clown driving the itty bitty car. Ertle (sp) wearing the extremely short pants.

So if you don't want people laughing don't give them anything to laugh at, get the proper equipment so the child doesn't stand out. Don't put the child in the embarrassing position of trying to fit where they don't.

Another thing the majority of people asking these questions don't have special needs children, it is only on the Dis that every conversation has to get back to special needs or hidden disabilities.
This exactly. If the poster had said her child was special needs and needed a stroller no one would bat an eye and this conversation wouldn't be happening. However that's not the case. She wants a stroller for an older, bigger child who is healthy and might whine. Huge difference! And again I stand by my stance that if I see a kid shoved into a too small stroller, hunched over and miserable I'm gonna chuckle. I do a lot of people-watching when I go to Disney. Best entertainment anywhere.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #228
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"I'm not referring to those with disabilities, I have no problem with someone who has special needs, I'm talking about those that don't have any disabilities!"
What are you confused about, we aren't talking about children with disabilities, we are talking about physically/mentally healthy 8 year olds.

As far as laughing at a kid in a stroller, I wouldn't do that, however if I see an older kid in a stroller I'm going to wonder a couple things. I will wonder if the child has some disability, or if they are just being treated like a baby. I can understand that a parent of a child with a disability doesn't want their child looked as "different" but either way an 8 year old in a stroller IS different. You don't have to advertise which of those 2 things apply to you, but then you will get looks and judgment, and unfortunately from some, laughter.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #229
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Some people have been talking about kids with disabilities because it was broached. Clarifying.

In this world you never know the whole story of other's lives.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #230
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Parents of kids with disabilities should be able to make the choices based on what is practical and affordable not by snippy people who have nothing better to do on vacation than to mock others. So sad that there is nothing better in their lives to occupy them.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #231
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Some people have been talking about kids with disabilities because it was broached. Clarifying.

In this world you never know the whole story of other's lives.
The OP stated she wanted a stroller for her dd because she is a big complainer when she gets tired. She gets whiny etc etc. She never stated her dd could not physically manage to walk around the park.
Others have come and said "my child has a disability, you'd never know by looking at them". Okay, but that isn't who we are talking about, we are talking about kids like the OP described.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:40 AM   #232
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Conversations flow. Is there a rule here that people can only answer the op?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #233
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Per the new rule re only addressing the op...

Op, do whatever you have to to get through the trip and then deal with the behaviors that made it necessary.

Happy now?
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #234
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Conversations flow. Is there a rule here that people can only answer the op?
Excuse me? YOU decided to flow your way into a post of mine that was part of another conversation between 2 other posters.
So please don't sit there are try to change the context of something not directed to you in order for you to make your stand, and then turn belligerent because you didn't understand the conversation you were flowing into.
You are free to discuss anything here, with anyone, but if you are, you should really try to make it a point to understand the person you were addressing and the context of their post in regards to the conversation they were flowing in
I'm sure if you google it, you'll find some Internet Message Board 101 forums to help you
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What are you confused about, we aren't talking about children with disabilities, we are talking about physically/mentally healthy 8 year olds.
You're joking, right?

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it is only on the Dis that every conversation has to get back to special needs or hidden disabilities.
Hannathy, made the above statement. In my post that you quoted, I was addressing why the subject of hidden disabilities comes up, then with you're above statement, you did exactly what I was referring to..

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The OP stated she wanted a stroller for her dd because she is a big complainer when she gets tired. She gets whiny etc etc. She never stated her dd could not physically manage to walk around the park.
Others have come and said "my child has a disability, you'd never know by looking at them". Okay, but that isn't who we are talking about, we are talking about kids like the OP described.
Right, and she never asked what others thought about strollers for older kids, only which strollers would work better.

This has been addressed throughout this entire thread...

"The OP didn't ask if she should get a stroller for her older child."
"This is a public discussion board, she needs to expect to get all types of answers."

Yada, yada, blah, blah, blah.

If everyone STUCK to what opinions the OP was seeking -
WHICH stroller to use for older bigger kids?
NOT -
What do you think, SHOULD I get a stroller for my older big child?

Well then... You probably wouldn't be posting in this thread, either.

If some can offer their unsolicited opinions, others will address those and explain their position. Can't have it one way.
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Exactly.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #237
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You're joking, right?



Hannathy, made the above statement. In my post that you quoted, I was addressing why the subject of hidden disabilities comes up, then with you're above statement, you did exactly what I was referring to..



Right, and she never asked what others thought about strollers for older kids, only which strollers would work better.

This has been addressed throughout this entire thread...

"The OP didn't ask if she should get a stroller for her older child."
"This is a public discussion board, she needs to expect to get all types of answers."

Yada, yada, blah, blah, blah.

If everyone STUCK to what opinions the OP was seeking -
WHICH stroller to use for older bigger kids?
NOT -
What do you think, SHOULD I get a stroller for my older big child?

Well then... You probably wouldn't be posting in this thread, either.

If some can offer their unsolicited opinions, others will address those and explain their position. Can't have it one way.
Look at the title of the thread Stroller for an 8 year old? Which one?

I see two questions there


ETA this whole thing has already been addressed here. When you post on a message board you are going to get a number of opinions on what you post. If you only want a single question answered, then avoid the internet and ask your real life friends who will most likely tell you what they think you want to hear. However as long as you post on a public forum, you are going to hear all the public has to say about all you said.
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Hahahahaha, so a punctuation mark allows mean and snark. Because I sure that the poster wanted to be ripped. Masochistic or troll?
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Exactly.
Interesting that you agree, since what she said actually contradicts your previous post about how conversations flow.
I guess you could use that Internet 101 afterall.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #240
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Hahahahaha, so a punctuation mark allows mean and snark. Because I sure that the poster wanted to be ripped. Masochistic or troll?
Snark? If you think sharing an opinion on something that doesn't agree with the OP's as snark then there really isn't anything else I'm going to say to you. Its okay, some people don't get it and there are plenty of others here to converse with that do, I'll just find them. Have a good one!
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