“Are you a man or a lady?”

One of those little nightmarish autism moments…ugh.

I feel bad for the woman my daughter said this to, she was pretty hurt. Its one thing if this came from a toddler, but when it comes from 16 yr old, people have a tougher time understanding.

But it comes with a life lesson. As parents we can’t take responsibility for things other people do, even our own kids. We can’t blame them for doing things they don’t know is wrong. We can only keep an eye out for teachable moments.

For those who are not in the know, if you overreact in a case like this you run the risk of reinforcing the behavior.

I’m just glad mommy wasn’t there.


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