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What it's like to be a ‘glass child'

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Growing Up as a Sibling of a Person with Disabilities #

Growing up with a sibling who has special needs can be challenging. Siblings often feel invisible and overlooked as their parents focus on providing care for the disabled child. These siblings, known as “glass children,” can develop a sense of guilt and tend to set high standards for themselves. They may feel responsible for helping and protecting their siblings. Sharing their stories can bring awareness to the experiences of glass children and help families in similar situations. It is important for adults to recognize the needs of both the disabled child and their siblings.