When we were back visiting the Uk, River and I were invited to go and meet with student doctors at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital’s education department. It was a four hour round trip for us, but I’ve wanted to do something like this for so long that I decided that I wouldn’t miss … Continue reading The day River met our future doctors
What parents of children with Down syndrome really want you to hear.
I wanted to put something together to give new parents of a child with Down syndrome some hope. I googled frantically when River was diagnosed and all I really wanted to read was that everything was going to be ok! And it is going to be ok, honestly. Being told that your child has Down … Continue reading What parents of children with Down syndrome really want you to hear.
Myths about Down syndrome. How many did you think were true?
I’ve said it many times before, and I’m about to say it yet again. The hardest part of raising a child with Down syndrome is not the disability itself, but the attitude of society. The hardest part is not Down syndrome, it is other people. There are just so many assumptions about what Down syndrome … Continue reading Myths about Down syndrome. How many did you think were true?