I have a 7-year old daughter. I was injured when she was just a year old. I have observed that whenever we attend parties, she acts as if we’re not together. She doesn’t come near me. I’m with the PCA while she’s with her dad. The same thing happens when she participates in a program at school and we watch. She doesn’t approach me after the show. She doesn't take notice of me. I know she can sense I'm looking and waiting to congratulate her or say something to her but she goes to her dad always. She wasn't like this before when she was younger. At home, she’s sweet to me. It occurred to me that she could be embarrassed to be seen with me in public. I asked her and she denied but action speaks louder than words. How do I explain (at her age) not to be ashamed of her mom in wheelchair who at the same time has unclear speech? I think the way I talk is more embarrassing for her because whenever I talk people nearby tend to look in my direction probably wondering what on earth am I saying or wondering why I talk that way. Any suggesstions?