As a child, I was less than careful with how I used to say things. Looking back it wan’t my fault. Anyone not knowing they had a disability, would also be angry.
My mum would often say ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.’ But children don’t always know why they may present a certain way, unless they are told. They may often blurt things out without engaging their thoughts.
Also, years on and society has changed. Families are now more diverse. Children may spend more time with their friends, some of the old fashioned values are gone. Children may want to experience the world quicker and may be less prepared to wait.
Families may also spend less time together, so may communicate less. Children may not always want to know what their parents have to say. They are less accountable now, than they were when I was growing up.
Yes, I lashed out, and no I wasn’t a bad person. I was angry, misunderstood, with my disability and my issues being ignored.