Mom Defends Autistic Son's Dreams Against Pessimistic Grandma: Who's Right?

Diply Social Team
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In a world where everyone's encouraged to dream big, what happens when someone tries to clip a child's wings? Especially when that child is autistic and the person trying to ground him is none other than his own grandmother? This is a tale of a mother's fierce love, a grandmother's harsh 'realism', and a young boy with dreams as high as the sky. 🛩️💔

A Boy with Big Dreams 🌟

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Parents' Unwavering Support 💪

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Grandma's Harsh Words 😔

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A Mother's Reassurance 🤱

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MIL's Unsettling Reality Check ⚠️

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A Mother's Fiery Response 🔥

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The Power of Dreams and Growing Up 🌱

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A Mother's Ultimatum ⏳

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Family Backlash 😲

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A Mother's Love vs A Grandmother's 'Realism': Who Has the Last Word? 🤔

In this emotional rollercoaster, a mother stands her ground, refusing to let her son's dreams be crushed by his grandmother's harsh words. The boy, an 8-year-old autistic child, dreams of flying planes and living independently. But Grandma thinks he should aim lower. Mom, however, fiercely defends her son's dreams, stating that they're his to change as he grows up, not hers or anyone else's to dictate. But when she gives her mother-in-law an ultimatum, the family backlash begins. Who's right in this situation? Let's see what the internet thinks... 🌐

NTA Dreams crushed, but proved them all wrong. Inspiring success story! ✨

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NTA. Autistic individuals can lead successful lives. Shut down negativity! ✨

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Defending autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma: NTA! 🌟

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Encouraging an autistic child's dreams despite old-fashioned beliefs 💪

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NTA. Encouraging son's dreams despite grandma's pessimism. 🌟

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Empowering response to outdated views on autism and dreams. 🌟

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👏 NTA. Stand up for your child's dreams, always! 👏

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Supportive parents encourage autistic son's dream of driving a train 🚂🌙

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NTA. Bravo for not buying her ableist bullshit. Autism is not a prophecy of mediocrity. 🌟

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Supporting dreams vs. realistic expectations: NTA mom vs. pessimistic grandma

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Empowering a child's dreams: NTA stands up to pessimistic grandma ✨

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NTA defends son's dreams against pessimistic grandma, causing emotional harm 😢

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NTA. Grandma's harsh words hurt, regardless of autism spectrum.

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Defending a child's dreams against a pessimistic grandma 🌟

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NTA. Protect your son's dreams from pessimistic grandma. Keep calling her out. 👏

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Supportive husband saves for son's flying lessons. ✈️

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Mom defends autistic son against pessimistic grandma: Go mom go! 🙌

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NTA. MIL's outdated views on autism caused a lasting coolness. 😡

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NTA. MIL's ignorance and dick move crushed SIL and BIL's dreams. Spouse supports.

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Autistic independence: NTA shows it's not just about parents.

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Defending dreams against pessimistic grandma, NTA. Drop the NC hammer! ⚒️

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Grandma's pessimism sparks family drama. Who's in the wrong?

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Defending autistic child's dreams against pessimistic grandma 💪🌈

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Mom defends son's dreams against pessimistic grandma: NTA, stay strong! ✊

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Supportive mom defends son's dreams against clueless grandma 🌟

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NTA. Dreams change as we grow, but let kids dream 🌟

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Stand up for your son's dreams! 🌟

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NTA. Keep dreamin' big, OP! 🌟

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NTA. Educate Grandma on autism support systems for a positive change! ✨

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NTA: Embrace your son's dreams and defy pessimism about autism!

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Spouse should handle SIL and BIL, not OP. NTA! 😊

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NTA defends autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. Educate yourselves! 🧠💪

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NTA. Cut ties with toxic in-laws. Protect your child's dreams. 👏

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Defending autistic son's dreams against ableist grandma, NTA! 🌟

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Grandma vs. Mom: Battle for Autistic Son's Dreams! 😡

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NTA. Embracing autism: your son's dreams aren't limited by his condition. 🌈

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Supportive parents defend their son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. 🌟

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Supportive mom defends son's dreams against pessimistic grandma 😊

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👏 Defending an autistic child's dreams against pessimistic grandma! NTA! 👏

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Air Traffic Control: A Perfect Career for Autistic Individuals ✈️

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Engaging comment and replies about an autistic child's potential and future

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NTA. Explore safer options for your son's aviation dreams ✈️

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Encouraging mom defends son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. 🌟

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Engaging with your son's dreams and abilities is key! 😊

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Defending autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma: NTA, old-fashioned thinking.

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NTA. Shutting down pessimistic grandma, you're a hero! 🦸‍♂️

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Encouraging son's dreams with TV show about autistic surgeon 📺

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Never underestimate someone's potential. NTA 🌟

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Obvious answer sparks debate: setting up for failure or success?

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🎬 Show Grandma this list and prove her wrong! 🍿

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NTA defends autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma with military insight ✨

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Military goal: Independence at 18. Grandma's pessimism sucks. 🎖️

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Elon Musk is autistic. Not the a**hole. 🤔

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Grandma's change of heart leads to a happy ending! 🙌

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Mama Bear defends autistic son against pessimistic grandma. 💪

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NTA defends autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. 🌟

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Supportive mom shuts down pessimistic grandma, defends son's dreams ✨

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Standing up for a kid's dreams against a pessimistic grandma 😡

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NTA. MIL, SIL & BIL are AH. Success story of high-functioning autistic lawyer 🌟

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Supportive mom defends son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. 🌟

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Autistic son defends dreams against pessimistic grandma: NTA NTA NTA

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NTA. Shut down pessimistic grandma with famous autistic success stories! 🌟

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NTA. Autistic individuals can excel in academics and chosen fields.

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Military success for autistic individuals: debunking social interaction stereotypes! ✨

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Mother defends autistic child's potential against pessimistic grandma. 💚

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Let kids be kids! MIL is a killjoy. NTA 👏

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Supportive parent defends autistic son's dreams against pessimistic grandma. 💪

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NTA. Embrace your son's dreams, autism doesn't define his potential! 🌟

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Autistic son's dreams defy pessimistic grandma. NTA, be his champion! ✨

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Tweet Stephen Fry to shut down pessimistic grandma. NTA 👏

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Supporting autistic son's dreams vs pessimistic grandma's limitations. Who's right? 🤔

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