Mom Tries to Keep Deaf Son from Making Friends 😲

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

We all want the best for our children, but sometimes our own fears and insecurities can get in the way. One mom found herself in a tricky situation when her autistic son Jack befriended James, a deaf boy, at the playground. The boys quickly became best friends, but James' overprotective mom wasn't so thrilled about their growing bond. 🚁🤔

Jack's Special Connection with James 🤝

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Meeting at the Playground 🌳

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A Budding Friendship 🌸

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Best Friends Forever 👬

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A Protective Mom's Objection 😕

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A Reality Check 💥

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A Father Steps In 📞

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An Exciting Outing Planned 🐠

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Standing Up for Friendship 💪

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A Battle of Wills Over Friendship 🥊

When Jack and James' friendship began to blossom, Jack's mom decided to plan a special outing to an aquarium for both families. However, James' mom objected, fearing that her deaf son would be left out if he made too many friends who weren't deaf. Undeterred, Jack's mom stood up for their friendship, and James' father eventually stepped in to make the aquarium trip a reality. But James' mom wasn't happy about it, leading to a confrontation at the playground. 🎭💢

Dad steps up to help son make friends. NTA wins.

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Deaf son makes great friend, overprotective mom needs to back off 😲

eternal_entropy | eternal_entropy

Overprotective parenting can hinder deaf children's social skills. Be patient! 👍

FunctioningDisaster | FunctioningDisaster

Heartwarming comment about a thoughtful deaf child and great parenting 😍

Thia_M | Thia_M

Breaking barriers for a normal childhood 🤟

brokenmia | brokenmia

Curious about father's involvement in deaf son's social life.

FairieWarrior | FairieWarrior

NTA! Overprotective mom tries to keep deaf son from making friends 😲

littlemisterbear | littlemisterbear

Dad saves the day and helps son make friends 👏

starredandfeathered | starredandfeathered

Deaf community can be exclusive, but denying help is toxic. NTA

jay_mee_d | jay_mee_d

Supportive comment from an autistic adult, advocating for disability solidarity 👏

OtherNeph | OtherNeph

Standing up for a deaf child's right to make friends 🤝

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Could James' mom's behavior be rooted in discrimination? NTA, OP.

CaptainBasketQueso | CaptainBasketQueso

Inclusive playdates for a deaf child sparks gatekeeping conflict. 😠

BoundaryStompingMIL | BoundaryStompingMIL

Kids find a way to connect if they want to 👍

sdtfvsghugjot | sdtfvsghugjot

Deaf child's mom tries to control friendships. Commenter supports OP's action.

O2B1AndNot2 | O2B1AndNot2

Deaf son's mom limits his life, commenters question her motives 🤔

OurLadyofHalloween | OurLadyofHalloween

NTA- Jack is going above and beyond to be inclusive and understanding 👏

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Deafness creates challenges in social situations, even with hearing aids. 🤷‍♀️

2greeneyes | 2greeneyes

Insightful analysis of the mother's behavior and suggestions for action.

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Deaf child's mom refuses playdate, dad calls. NTA for helping.

Spectrum2081 | Spectrum2081

Encouraging NTA parent learns sign language for deaf son 🤓

charitymw7 | charitymw7

Curious commenter seeks context for NTA judgement on screaming incident.

izyshoroo | izyshoroo

Putting the kids' happiness first 😊

killerkebab1499 | killerkebab1499

Support for a parent who cares about their deaf child 👏

Viperbunny | Viperbunny

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

Maximum_System_7819 | Maximum_System_7819

Mom's attitude towards son's deaf friend is unacceptable 😠

kellendrin21 | kellendrin21

Encouraging NTA comment with helpful resources and advice. 👏

GreatMadWombat | GreatMadWombat

NTA mom advised to write an empathetic letter to James' mother 📩

pumpkinsee | pumpkinsee

Mom prevents deaf son from making friends to avoid exclusion 🤷‍♂️

heili | heili

Empathy wins! Friendships with shared experiences are priceless. 👏

JesseKansas | JesseKansas

Heartwarming comment about a thoughtful and wonderful son ❤

SprinklesMcGruff | SprinklesMcGruff

Deaf commenter sympathizes with James and criticizes his mom's behavior.

Peaceandtennis | Peaceandtennis

Heartwarming story of a kind and caring child learning sign language 🤗

Dry_Law_448 | Dry_Law_448

Deaf mom isolates son, commenter supports NTA and advocates inclusion 👏

skylla_red_sky | skylla_red_sky

Deaf commenter shares experience and encourages inclusion for the boy.

Kay20142 | Kay20142

Deaf people are loud? NTA comment explores a common misconception.

Improbablyfromhell | Improbablyfromhell

Encouraging a Deaf child to learn ASL is beautiful 👍

Blind_Not_Clumsy | Blind_Not_Clumsy

Mom's need for attention is hurting her son's social life 😠

Mudslingshot | Mudslingshot

Deaf boy's mom thinks he's at a disadvantage without deaf friends 😔

spaghettig0blin | spaghettig0blin

Acceptance is key. Deafness doesn't define one's ability to thrive. 👍

sprout1319 | sprout1319

NTA handled it well, but mom's reasoning is confusing 😕

CGoode87 | CGoode87

Clear window face masks can help the deaf read lips 👀

Butterfly21482 | Butterfly21482

Suggests kinder approach to mom's overprotectiveness 😊

Shells613 | Shells613

Making friends is important for everyone, regardless of differences. 👍

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Heartwarming friendship triumphs over ignorant parenting 😍

vainbuthonest | vainbuthonest

Mom tries to sabotage son's playdate, commenter defends NTA

ayshasmysha | ayshasmysha

Blind friend proves disabilities are what you make of it 👏

Dizzman1 | Dizzman1

Heartwarming comment about a beautiful friendship 😍

a_rietty | a_rietty

Encouraging comment about deaf son's kindness and advice for mom.

Ivngrcia | Ivngrcia

Praise for son's character in face of mother's behavior 👏

GrooveBat | GrooveBat

Standing up for a boy you barely know 👏

AlaskaNebreska | AlaskaNebreska

Isolation from sensory problems can be overwhelming. Encourage independence 👍

lostpinksneakers | lostpinksneakers

Deaf child's mom prevents him from making friends. NTA comments.

IndecentIncandescent | IndecentIncandescent

Mom prevents deaf son from making friends, OP's child includes him 👏

petmum1982 | petmum1982

Mom's ableism is preventing her son from making friends. NTA.

1234la57ng46 | 1234la57ng46

Mother's motives for son's friends not in his best interest 🤔

Belizarius90 | Belizarius90

Empathize with stressed mom, but offer support instead of berating. 👍

Door__knob | Door__knob

User calls out commenter for rude behavior towards mother.

EattheRudeandUgly | EattheRudeandUgly

Parental grief can lead to mistreatment of deaf children. 😢

txdarkang3l | txdarkang3l

Insightful comment on navigating deaf culture and respecting boundaries.

lojack10 | lojack10

Parenting advice unwelcome, ESH except kids and James' father 😓

stephindenver | stephindenver

A commenter calls out the OP for being a competitive, manipulative control freak 🤨

xanthis2001 | xanthis2001

Fierce clapback to overbearing parenting with YTA acronym.

asheble | asheble

Father's rights respected in deaf son's friendship, NTA wins 👍

benry007 | benry007

Compassionate son, supportive dad, and mother of the year 🌟

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Heartwarming comment about a compassionate son and his friend 💖

koinu-chan_love | koinu-chan_love

Deaf son's friendship held back by overprotective mother. NTA.

Swaggings_1942 | Swaggings_1942

Inclusive parenting praised for sweet and thoughtful son 👍

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Deaf son deserves a social life too. NTA for sure 👍

Zrd5003 | Zrd5003

Deaf commenter prefers deaf friends over hearing ones 🚯

PorkchopMeli | PorkchopMeli

Encouraging kindness in children is heartwarming 😊

Madeline_Kawaii | Madeline_Kawaii

Heartwarming comment about a good kid and his deaf friend 😍

dezayek | dezayek

Parent praised for raising compassionate child, deemed not the a**hole.

slytherinserpentine | slytherinserpentine

Defending a deaf child's right to have friends. 👏

CatsnBrujerias | CatsnBrujerias

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