Deaf Kid's Mom Tries to Limit His Friendships 😲

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Imagine having a child who's finally making friends, but then being told they can't be friends because of a disability. That's what happened when Jack, a quiet and autistic 10-year-old, met James, a deaf boy, at the playground. The two boys became fast friends, with Jack even learning sign language to communicate with James. However, when Jack's mom suggested a playdate at the aquarium, James' mom had a shocking response. 😠

The Budding Friendship 🤝

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Meeting James 🌟

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Helicopter Mom Alert 🚁

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Sign Language Bonding 🤟

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Aquarium Playdate Idea 🐠

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Mom's Shocking Response 😳

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Calling Out the Selfishness 🗣️

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Playdate Back On 🎉

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Boys Excited for Aquarium 🐟

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Mom's Aggressive Reaction 😡

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Standing Up for Friendship 💪

aitaplayground | aitaplayground

Friendship Wins Despite Mom's Interference 🏆

Despite James' mom's attempt to limit her son's friendships, Jack's mom stood up for the boys' bond. She made it clear that James would need to learn to navigate the world with all sorts of friends, regardless of his disability. In the end, the boys' excitement for their aquarium playdate couldn't be dampened, and their friendship continues to grow. 🌈💕 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

NTA handles situation calmly, dad steps up. Mom is controlling 😔😔😔, others share similar experiences.

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NTA for encouraging your son's friendship with James. James' mom has control issues and is limiting his social growth. 🤝

eternal_entropy | eternal_entropy

Deaf culture can be different, but limiting friendships isn't helpful 🚧

FunctioningDisaster | FunctioningDisaster

Heartwarming story of a thoughtful child and his new friend 😍

Thia_M | Thia_M

Parent praised for inclusive parenting and teaching empathy 👏

brokenmia | brokenmia

Curious about how James's father got their information? Here's how.

FairieWarrior | FairieWarrior

Supportive comment applauds parent for raising considerate child and allowing friendship

littlemisterbear | littlemisterbear

NTA mom tries to limit deaf kid's friendships, dad steps up 😍

starredandfeathered | starredandfeathered

Encouraging support for a parent's decision to socialize their child.

aitacommenter7777 | aitacommenter7777

Deaf community ostracizes those with hearing friends, NTA for wanting CI

jay_mee_d | jay_mee_d

Building disability solidarity through supportive parenting and friendships 👏

OtherNeph | OtherNeph

Deaf child's mom tries to limit friendships, causing anger and sadness 😢

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Inclusive playdates for a deaf child - NTA for planning. Mom's gatekeeping is not helpful. 🤔

BoundaryStompingMIL | BoundaryStompingMIL

A mother's discriminatory behavior towards her son's friend. 😔

CaptainBasketQueso | CaptainBasketQueso

Deaf child's mom tries to limit friendships, commenter defends NTA.

O2B1AndNot2 | O2B1AndNot2

Kids find a way to connect, disabilities can't stop friendship 👍

sdtfvsghugjot | sdtfvsghugjot

Deaf kid's mom limits friendships, dad tries to help 🤝

OurLadyofHalloween | OurLadyofHalloween

NTA- Jack goes above and beyond to befriend James 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Deaf woman's struggles in a hearing world, creative solution offered 👍

2greeneyes | 2greeneyes

Deaf kid's loneliness leads to heartbreaking outburst 😢

TheKnightCirex | TheKnightCirex

Commenter suspects mom is limiting James' friendships for her own benefit.

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Inclusive friendships triumph over overprotective parenting 👏

Spectrum2081 | Spectrum2081

Encouraging sign language for better communication with deaf friend 🤓

charitymw7 | charitymw7

A concerned commenter seeks clarification on James' behavior.

izyshoroo | izyshoroo

Encouraging friendship and sign language between two deaf kids 🙌

Dreamydory | Dreamydory

Encouraging comment about prioritizing children's happiness over limiting friendships.

killerkebab1499 | killerkebab1499

Learn about James's family's deafness history. 🤔

may_lane | may_lane

Sweetheart son, supportive commenters. Heart emoji.

Ethnafia_125 | Ethnafia_125

Support for a caring parent amidst custody struggles 👏

Viperbunny | Viperbunny

Encouraging friendship is great, but be careful with feedback delivery 🤔

Maximum_System_7819 | Maximum_System_7819

Deaf child's mom limits friendships, but he's a great friend 😊

kellendrin21 | kellendrin21

Encouraging NTA comment with helpful resources for deaf child's mom 👏

GreatMadWombat | GreatMadWombat

A letter explaining the situation could help maintain the friendship 📝

pumpkinsee | pumpkinsee

Deaf child's mom limits friendships to avoid exclusion 🤷‍♂️

heili | heili

Having a friend who understands your disability is priceless 👍

JesseKansas | JesseKansas

This thoughtful son is a wonderful friend 😍

SprinklesMcGruff | SprinklesMcGruff

Deaf kid's mom on the verge of abuse, NTA for dad.

Peaceandtennis | Peaceandtennis

Heartwarming story of friendship between deaf kid and James 😍

blackday44 | blackday44

Heartwarming story of a kind and caring friendship 😍

Dry_Law_448 | Dry_Law_448

Jack wins hearts despite mom's friendship limitations 😍

Darth-Kcinimod | Darth-Kcinimod

Support for deaf child's friendships, kudos to commenter.

skylla_red_sky | skylla_red_sky

Deafness shouldn't limit friendships. Mum needs to change her approach 👍

Kay20142 | Kay20142

Deafness doesn't limit friendships, mutual effort does 👍

Improbablyfromhell | Improbablyfromhell

Deaf child's social well-being important, mother's interference harmful. NTA.

AJOlvera | AJOlvera

Encouraging ASL and friendships, NTA. 🤟

Blind_Not_Clumsy | Blind_Not_Clumsy

Mom's need for attention hinders child's social life. NTA.

Mudslingshot | Mudslingshot

Kindness is key, even when disagreeing with parenting decisions 🙌

Shells613 | Shells613

Parenting done right! 👏

Nightlilly2000 | Nightlilly2000

Breaking barriers: Deafness doesn't limit friendships 👥

spaghettig0blin | spaghettig0blin

Mother's overprotection due to son's deafness criticized as unnecessary.

sprout1319 | sprout1319

Support for standing up to overprotective mother 💪

CGoode87 | CGoode87

Friend suggests clear window face mask for deaf child's benefit 👁

Butterfly21482 | Butterfly21482

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