It happened, I knew it would at some point. It wasn't his fault he had never heard it in our house before, and I knew he would hear it at school, and I decided I would address it when it came up instead of addressing it before he knew anything different. Then it happened, one of our boys called someone retarded. He wasn't in trouble, we talked about what the word means, why doctors use it, and how if it is used wrong it is hurtful, and mean. Alex's older brothers adore him, and love him just the way he is. They love him, because they know him.
So if you are reading this, and you use the word retarded when you mess up, or dislike something, if you are teaching your kids by your own words that its ok to say this word, STOP! Change the way our kids think and talk. Cause if you just get to know this little boy............. He will change you! By the way Alex, now your brothers have your back!