As a mother of four with a son who has autism and ADHD, a woman sought a break for her eldest daughter from having to share a room with a special needs child on a school trip. Although the daughter had previously shown kindness to the child, the mother wanted to give her a chance to be a kid again. After agreeing to the request, the mother faced backlash from the special needs child's mother, who accused her of raising her daughter to be intolerant. While the mother feels terrible for the child, she also worries about her son being isolated. Read more to decide, AITA?
Mother Questions Whether She Is In The Wrong For Requesting Daughter Not Share Room With Special Needs Child
Meet the family of five girls and one boy! 👧👧👧👧👦
10-year-old shows maturity beyond years in helping special needs sibling ❤️
Daughter's kindness towards special needs classmate warms mother's heart ❤️
Daughter asked to room with special needs child on school trip
Daughter's emotional turmoil raises concern over special needs inclusion 🤔
Parents struggle to balance attention between special needs child and baby 👶
Mom wants daughter to be a 'little girl' away from special needs child 🧒👧
Mum questions sharing room with special needs child on school trip
Mother struggles with decision to separate daughter from special needs child ❤️
Balancing accommodations for special needs child and siblings' needs 🤔
Redditor feels guilty for not helping mother with special needs child
Mother debates whether to prioritize daughter's needs or special needs child
A mother seeks advice on whether she is wrong for requesting her daughter not share a room with a special needs child during a school trip. Despite her daughter's willingness to help, the mother worries about her daughter's mental well-being and ability to be a child. However, the special needs child's mother is upset and feels abandoned. Who should bear the burden of accommodation in this situation? Read on to find out what people are saying.
NTA for prioritizing Izzy's need for a break from Maisy.
Child should not be burdened with adult responsibilities at home or school. 😔
NTA commenter empathizes with daughter, suggests Maisy's mom is parentifying.
Mother defends daughter's right to be a child amidst special needs debate ❤️
Protecting your child's needs is important, NTA 👏
Protecting daughter's kindness: NTA for requesting daughter's own room. 💕
NTA for requesting daughter not share room with special needs child. Needs careful consideration to prevent parentification of neurotypical siblings.
Encouraging a child to be a caregiver is not okay 💔
Let your daughter have a break and switch schools 😊
A personal experience with special needs siblings and the importance of fair treatment 🙏
A Special Educational Needs teacher defends OP's daughter's right to enjoy her school trip without being responsible for her less able peers' education 🙌
OP's parenting may inadvertently cause daughter to resent growing up.
NTA - Daughter is not a therapist, she deserves to enjoy trip 🚶♀️
Former special needs buddy agrees with daughter not sharing room. 👍
Advocating for your child's needs on a trip 🌟
Commenter calls out alarming language and stresses importance of not making a 10 year old a caregiver. YTA for even asking.
Prioritize your child's happiness and support her good intentions ❤️
Parenting a child with anxiety is tough, but this supportive comment helps 🤗
Prioritizing children's enjoyment on a trip. 🚸
NTA, it's important for your child to have a break 🧡
Daughter shouldn't be the 'caretaker' for another child. NTA 👏
Setting boundaries is important for personal wellbeing. 🙌
Why was Maisy unsupported on the trip? 🤔
Don't let adults guilt your child into being a therapist 👧💔🚫
Mother struggles to balance daughter's comfort with special needs child's inclusion 🤔
Don't let others guilt you into sacrificing your child's comfort ❤️
Protecting daughter's space: NTA. But compassion for special needs child.
Standing up for Izzy's needs - NTA
Don't let the other mother influence your decision ❤️
NTA mom's responsibility to prioritize daughter's emotional needs over others'.
Protecting daughter's autonomy in friendship with special needs child. 👍
Letting Izzy be a kid without responsibility. 🙌
Siblings of special needs children struggle with their own mental health ❤️
Encourage daughter to speak up if overwhelmed helping special needs child 🤝
Let kids be kids. 🧒 Your daughter deserves a space to unwind. NTA.
Respecting boundaries is important for both friendships and neurodiversity 🤝
Sibling of autistic child defends Izzy's decision, NTA.
Prioritizing your child's needs is not selfish. 👍
Parental pressure on child caregiver causing breakdowns, YTA.
Parent stands up for daughter's needs in sensitive situation 🙌
Retired teacher suggests separating special needs student, supports OP. ✅
Compassionate daughter not at fault for not wanting to share room 💕
Child shouldn't bear responsibility for special needs accommodation, NTA 👍
Support for mother requesting daughter's space, advocating for special needs child.
Mother questions daughter's rooming with special needs child. Commenter suggests school and mother provide support. #InclusiveEducation 🌟
Mother stands up for daughter's rights without being rude 🙌
Mother seeks advice on daughter's stress levels around special needs child.
Is it fair to 'parentify' a 10-year-old? 🤔
A tough situation without easy answers, NTA for setting boundaries 🤝