Father Overhears Son Mocking His Disability, Cancels Bonding Trip 😖

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We all know that life can throw some curveballs, but how we handle them can define our relationships with the ones we love. One father (M43) found himself facing a difficult situation after suffering a serious leg injury a decade ago. Despite the challenges, he's done his best to maintain a strong bond with his son (M15), even if it means adapting to new activities. But when he overhears his son making hurtful comments about him and his injury, this father is left heartbroken and questioning their relationship. 💔😢 Read on to find out what happened...

A Father's Struggle 🚶‍♂️

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Bonding with Son 💕

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Hiking Plans 🥾

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Son's Change of Heart 💔

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Overheard Conversation 😢

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Hurtful Words 💥

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Painful Mockery 😡

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Upset and Furious 😠

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Confrontation Time ⚔️

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Son's Defense 🛡️

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More Hurtful Comments 😞

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Apologies and Solitude 🙏

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Wife's Reaction 😲

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Cancelled Trip 🚫

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Update and Context 📝

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Wife Steps In 🗣️

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Wife's Confrontation 🤬

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Further Discussions 🗨️

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Final Update: Heartfelt Apology 💗

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Acceptance and Forgiveness 🤗

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Emotional Moment 😭

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Moving Forward 🌄

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Rescheduled Hiking Trip 🌳

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A Father's Heartbreak 💔

After a serious leg injury left this father with a limp, he tried his best to bond with his son by planning a hiking trip together. However, his world came crashing down when he overheard his son making hurtful comments about his injury to his friends. 😢 Confronting his son, the father received an apology, but the damage was done. The wife stepped in, reprimanding their son for his shameful words, but the father still struggled with the hurt. In a final emotional conversation, the son offered a heartfelt apology, acknowledging his father's strength and determination. With forgiveness and understanding, they decided to reschedule their hiking trip, hoping to rebuild their bond. 🤗💕

Lesson learned: Words have consequences, even for 15-year-olds. 😊

Logical-Wasabi7402 | Logical-Wasabi7402

Teaching respect: Cancel bonding trip with disrespectful son 😖

praegressus1 | praegressus1

Son's hurtful words towards father's disability require serious attention 😞

Street_Math3177 | Street_Math3177

Standing up against ableism, NTA cancels bonding trip with son. 😖

clwitch | clwitch

Father cancels bonding trip after son mocks his disability 🚫👨‍👦

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Parent's hurt feelings are valid, but communication is key. 👍

Radiant-Idea-2261 | Radiant-Idea-2261

No excuses for the son's hurtful behavior, accountability is important 💪

AspectFearless7808 | AspectFearless7808

Son makes cruel jokes about disability, commenter defends and sympathizes.

Jedi_Belle01 | Jedi_Belle01

Empathetic commenter shares personal experience with disability and parenting.

OrdinaryBrilliant901 | OrdinaryBrilliant901

Empathetic commenter reminds father that teenagers make mistakes 🙏

DrHob0 | DrHob0

Son mocked dad's disability, commenter never did. NTA 😍

MrSlabBulkhead | MrSlabBulkhead

Parenting is tough, especially when dealing with ableist behavior 😞

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Maturely handling a child's immature behavior towards disability. 👍

FamousAnalysis4359 | FamousAnalysis4359

Heartbreaking reminder to cherish time with loved ones 💔

WillingArt8902 | WillingArt8902

Father overhears son mocking disability, receives NTA judgement.

FrogGurl2016 | FrogGurl2016

Encouraging response to parent's tough decision. 👍

AwesomeNerd18 | AwesomeNerd18

Teaching a lesson: Cancelled bonding trip after hurtful mockery 🚫

theyarnllama | theyarnllama

Canceling the trip after son's cruel comments, NTA

little_odd_me | little_odd_me

Father cancels bonding trip after son mocks his disability 😖

gidgetcocoa2 | gidgetcocoa2

Teenagers aren't always cruel, they stood up to ableism 👏

jikkkikki | jikkkikki

Don't let his behavior ruin your hike 😊

the_fatal_lozenge | the_fatal_lozenge

Parenting done right! NTA for making an effort to connect 👏

Suitable-Garlic5217 | Suitable-Garlic5217

Teaching your child to be a decent human being 🤔

Ralynne | Ralynne

Standing up for disabled family members is important 👏

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Teaching compassion: Father cancels bonding trip after son's mockery 🤪

soph_lurk_2018 | soph_lurk_2018

Empathetic NTA comment supports OP and suggests addressing son's weakness 😢

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Empathetic comment supports OP's decision, calls out son's behavior. 🙏

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Respect for parents should be unconditional. NTA comment agrees.

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Don't be an ableist a**hole to impress your friends. #NTA 🙌

EightEyedCryptid | EightEyedCryptid

Teaching consequences of trash talking family is necessary 👍

sunshinebluemeg | sunshinebluemeg

Teen's disrespectful behavior warrants life lessons on empathy and respect 😠

kcdee63 | kcdee63

Empathetic comment supports OP, condemns teenager's insensitivity. NTA.

Mediocre_Nectarine37 | Mediocre_Nectarine37

NTA, kids need to learn their behavior affects others 😠

vashtachordata | vashtachordata

A heartwarming response advocating for open and equal communication 💜

daylightarmour | daylightarmour

Don't mess with dad's disability. NTA parenting win! 👏

Ok-Obligation-4784 | Ok-Obligation-4784

Wife talking sh*t about disabled husband to son? 🤔

Village_Green_Badger | Village_Green_Badger

Parenting advice for raising an entitled brat 🤯

PaTTyCake_1971 | PaTTyCake_1971

Disability mockery is not teenage obnoxiousness, it's just meanness 😡

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NTA. Wife's reaction may indicate problem with son's behavior 🤔

Stray1_cat | Stray1_cat

Teaching kids consequences for hurtful words 🚫 NTA

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NTA but your son and wife are. Your son made hurtful jokes and your wife thinks your reaction was excessive. 🤔

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Father cancels bonding trip after son mocks his disability. NTA.

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Disliking teenagers, but not the NTA for mocking disability.

GardenBeauty | GardenBeauty

Teens may not know why they do things but still face consequences. 😑

suzanious | suzanious

Appropriate response to hurtful behavior but find new bonding activities 👍

phoenixliv | phoenixliv

Father with MS and limited mobility cancels bonding trip with son.

Dicamini | Dicamini

Teaching empathy to kids: A father's tough decision 🙏

Bergenia1 | Bergenia1

Sympathetic response to a hurtful comment.

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Child's lack of empathy towards disabled father sparks outrage 😠

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Vacation without son as deserved? NTA agrees! 🍷

StateofMind70 | StateofMind70

A heartwarming story of a proud son and his disabled dad 😢

Anonanomm | Anonanomm

Teens can be difficult, but disrespect is unacceptable. Have a talk 👍

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Parent shares experience with disability and advises on long-term parenting. 🙏

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Teachable moment for heartless son, volunteer with disabled vets 🙏

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Calls out OP for not addressing wife's behavior 🤔

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Heartbreaking comment from a grieving childless mother.

Quirky_Living8292 | Quirky_Living8292

Canceling the hike was a tough but necessary lesson 😬

AnastasiaDelicious | AnastasiaDelicious

Respect and empathy are essential, NTA comment stands strong 👍

Gogy_625 | Gogy_625

Lesson learned: 'You talk sh*t, you get hit' 😉

MonsterBugStudio | MonsterBugStudio

NTA cancels bonding trip after son mocks disability 😖

smittens95 | smittens95

Teaching empathy to kids is crucial. Explain your struggles calmly 👨‍🤞

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Empathetic commenter stands against disability mockery. 😢

throwaway_72752 | throwaway_72752

Being cruel to parents is unacceptable. Don't ruin special moments. 🚫

kendikinz | kendikinz

Parenting a teen can be tough 😖 NTA handles it gracefully.

Zealousideal-Coat729 | Zealousideal-Coat729

Teaching empathy is hard, but abandoning your kid is worse 🙅

Philislothical_5 | Philislothical_5

Support for OP's justified feelings and anger at unsupportive wife 😠

iopele | iopele

NTA cancels bonding trip after son mocks father's disability 😖

darkgothamite | darkgothamite

Empathetic comment praises the author's response to ableism incident 👏

mwp0548 | mwp0548

Former AH teenager advises father to talk to son about hurt.

International-Slip75 | International-Slip75

Heartbreaking story of ableism among teenage boys. Important conversation needed.

prosperos-fairy | prosperos-fairy

NTA. Commenter suggests therapy and empathy lesson for disrespectful son.

badassandfifty | badassandfifty

Daughter's unconditional support teaches a valuable lesson. NTA 👍

FinancialVanilla9985 | FinancialVanilla9985

NTA. Teach him words have consequences and value your time.

janathallaj | janathallaj

Empathetic commenter offers support and advice to father dealing with disability shaming.

caillean | caillean

Insightful comment on ableism and disability, empathy encouraged 👍

PhantomFaders | PhantomFaders

Father cancels bonding trip after son mocks his disability 😔

Beautiful_Educator92 | Beautiful_Educator92

Son's mocking of father's disability results in canceled trip 😠

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Empathetic comment suggests forgiveness and hope for future reconciliation.

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Supportive comment on disciplining child for hurtful behavior. 👍

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