[blindkid] How Sighted Family members treat their Blind Relatives

Traci Wilkerson traci.mwd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 15:30:51 UTC 2015

Easy, my MIL will still try to spoon feed my 9 and 10 year old!!!  I
promptly tell her to put the spoon down!  She is not comfortable with their
blindness, does not encourage canes, drags them around, etc.  Makes me
crazy.  Not someone who will ever get it, but I talk about it all the time
with my kids that b/c she has a problem, does not make it their problem and
they need to keep doing what they do!  :)


On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM, Roanna Bacchus via blindkid <
blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Dear Parents,
> The subject of this email stems from something that happened to me a few
> Summers ago.  My grandmother from Canada was vsisting us for a few weeks.
> One day when I went to heat my lunch up, she called my older sister into
> the kitchen to heat my food up for me.  After that she explained that she
> had forgotten that I could heat up my food in the microwave.  My sighted
> family members do not treat me like I am two years old.  Most of them have
> no problem letting me do things on my own.  I find that many sighted people
> want to learn about how blind individuals accomplish certain things.  I'd
> love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
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Traci Wilkerson
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