Don’t praise your child for playing with mine

You need to bear with me on this one. You may completely disagree with me in the beginning and you may think I’m being disrespectful or ungrateful. But honestly, stick with me and I think you’ll understand what I am trying to say. Don’t praise your typical child for playing with mine. This is something … Continue reading Don’t praise your child for playing with mine

Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome

Quite often within the Down syndrome online community I hear the question, “how and when should I tell my children that their sibling has Down syndrome?” I guess there isn’t a right or wrong answer, and in no way is what I write here judgmental or preachy in any way. I know some families think … Continue reading Why for us, honesty is the best policy – talking to siblings about Down syndrome

Medical Professionals – Words Matter

  It is so important that medical professionals choose their words carefully, as they have the power in their hands to shape a families future. Their reactions and attitude are literally what stands between a family choosing to end a pregnancy or take that journey. "I'm so sorry but we have detected that your baby … Continue reading Medical Professionals – Words Matter