A mother whose husband and two children are little people has hit back at cruel strangers who point, laugh and take photos of the family. At 5ft 4in, Heather Smith, 34, towers over her husband Paul, 40, who is just 4ft tall and, like their children — 3ft 7in Jack, 13 and 3ft 2in Erin, nine — has a form of dwarfism, known as pseudoachondroplasia. After falling in love on holiday, Ms Smith was aware the painful condition may one day affect her children. Yet she did not anticipate the the extent of the jibes her family, from Nottingham, would face, with her youngest even being called a 'stupid little midget'. Ms Smith is speaking out about ignorant behaviour and calling for a change in attitudes to little people. She said: 'We need more education and awareness so that everybody can be accepted. Attitudes are starting to change as dwarfism is more visible but there's still a long way to go. A mother whose husband and two children are little people has hit back at cruel strangers.
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Dwarfism , also known as short stature , occurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism, both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy. Those with genetic disorders can sometimes be treated with surgery or physical therapy. Hormone disorders can also be treated with growth hormone therapy before the child's growth plates fuse. Individual accommodations, such as specialized furniture, are often used by people with dwarfism.