"When it comes to Jackson being different, I don't think he's caught on yet. We haven't had the talk yet, about how we're different than everyone else," Zach revealed.
Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff are opening up about their 5-year-old son coming to an age where he will soon be aware of his differences after his dwarfism diagnosis. While mom Tori is of average height, Zach and the couple's three children including Josiah, 4 months, and daughter Lilah, 2 live with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. According to PEOPLE, the couple shared their fears about their son learning he's different from his peers. "When it comes to Jackson being different, I don't think he's caught on yet. We haven't had the talk yet, about how we're different than everyone else," Zach said in a confessional with Tori.
The 5-year-old recently told others he looks "just like" his dad at Little People of America (LPA) convention. According to his mom, she doesn't think Jackson knows he looks the same way. "I think he's gathered it, I just don't know if he's gathered it enough to personify himself as that," she says. "I think he's gathered that, 'these people are like dad and grandma and grandpa, but they're not like me.'"
Zach admitted he felt worried about how Jackson is going to process his diagnosis. "I worry about how he's so proud of himself and has such confidence in himself and sees himself so highly, I hope that that doesn't break him down," he shared. "I think we have to continue to foster that as best we can," Tori added.
Recently the family was overjoyed that their oldest recently hit a big milestone in his life: attending school! "My sweet baby j! You aren’t a baby any more!! We are so stinking proud of our kindergartner! 🤍 This kid makes my heart swell with pride. He walked into his first day of school as confident as ever! He is so sure of himself and I love how he owns a room!" his mom beamed sharing a picture of the toddler's first day.
"He kept saying 'today is all about me and going to kindergarten!' It feels so special to celebrate him today and I miss him like crazy already (it’s only been 2 hours)!!! I pray every single day for the Lord to protect this boy’s heart. To give him the confidence and strength to keep going. I pray he is always kind and helpful. I also pray that he loves school as much on the day of his graduation as he did today! 🤣 Love you Jackson! Happy first day of kindergarten!"
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