theiftaker said:I think this is more about over sensitive parents.
Markintime said:Most of the reported comments on the BBC site seemed to be from parents who had not allowed their children to view the programmes in case they were affected (or more likely in case they actually had to do some positive parenting and explain why the presenter only has one are.
Most children take such things in their stride, so much of life is a new experience to them. It will give children the chance to see from an early age that we can be different and that we should be tolerant of difference. I find it incredible that some parents could be so cruel to this poor girl, it's not her fault she was born with only part of an arm, can you imagine if that was an ex-soldier, the outrage would be enormous and justifiably so. Her presence on the BBC should give hope to disabled servicemen and civilians alike, there is normalcy to be had and there are plenty of employers willing to employ the disabled.
wheelchairwarrier said:Pull-up-a-sandbag said:
it wont be long before some one produces a one armed juggler !
Its the parents that have the problem, I've been approached many times by kids who ask how and why, and as thay are interested enough to ask I explain in a forthright manner.