Let me explain that title.....
I’m afraid of things like taking my son to the park, because he’s going to behave “differently” and probably be laughed at, and he has enough awareness to notice and get upset (this has happened multiple times). I’m so protective of him, and his feelings are very fragile at 5 years old.
I’m also afraid of the judgement of others. My son doesn’t “look” special needs, so I get self conscious when we have a difficult time in public.
He’s also getting very strong, and it can be hard for me to physically handle him when he has a public meltdown (single parent over here)
I know these are all my own hang-ups and have nothing to do with my son, it just makes me feel like a sissy, and makes me feel bad.
Anyone else go through this phase?