The problem is foster youth don't really have this network that other kids have.
I was the kid who was too geeky for the other kids.
We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did.
I was not developmentally disabled, but didn't mature at the same rate other kids did.
Kids don't talk like adults, but kids on the spectrum don't necessarily fall into the same patterns of speaking or have the same interests as other kids their age.
When I was a kid, I was afraid of other kids.
I was just different. When the other kids gravitated to football or basketball, I went fishing and skating. I was into trapping animals, pheasants and squirrels. Not only was I trapper, I was a taxidermist.
I was made fun of by a lot of other kids in such a way that I didn't feel like I was human.
I promised my daughter I'd name my first restaurant after her, but now the other kids are like, 'Dad, what about us?' I'm gonna have to open four restaurants!
I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids. I was the child that sat in the corner eating lunch by herself.
No more bare bodies in film scenes for me. For my children's sake, I must stop. The other kids at school keep throwing it up to my children, and they are not kind.
I seemed so different from other kids; I grew up in church and felt a connection with God, and a lot of kids my age really didn't understand that.