Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brothers And Sisters

Siblings Impacted By Disabilities Too, Study Finds
Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop - July 30, 2013

This is an innocuous article, with an unsurprising conclusion, but for some reason it bugs me. My first reaction is to say "Boo hoo! Growing up with a brother or sister who has a disability must be awful!" The next thing I think is that having a sibling with a disability is just one of many factors that can contribute to stress, unhappiness, and mental troubles for children and youth. Finally, I realize that what's upsetting me is that the article threatens to open a can of worms that I've never really dug into. I don't think there's anything as disgusting as worms in there, but I'm sure I'd find some surprises.