One of the biggest worries you will have when your baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome is what will happen to your other children. What will having a brother or sister with a learning disability mean for them? Will their childhoods suffer? Will they be burdened in adulthood? Will they feel resentful for the responsibility … Continue reading Is it really such a burden to have a sibling with Down syndrome?
A letter to my first born son
Dear Skyler, I’ve wanted to write this letter to you for so long, but for some reason the perfect words just haven’t come. No words seem like enough and you are so much more than I can express. But I can see you growing up before my very eyes and I have decided that … Continue reading A letter to my first born son
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