Raising a Child with Down Syndrome

[amazon asin=B00AEBEUCY&template=thumbleft&chan=default]George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye.
Topic:
A memoir of a father raising a child with Down Syndrome
Issues: Hearing the diagnosis; health and psychological issues children with Down Syndrome face; worries about your child’s future; more.

Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome + Inspiring Creativity + Kids and Divorce

[amazon asin=B00AEBEUCY&template=thumbleft&chan=default]George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye.
Topic:
A memoir of a father raising a child with Down Syndrome
Issues: Hearing the diagnosis; health and psychological issues children with Down Syndrome face; worries about your child’s future; more.

[amazon asin=1591810760&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Bernie Schein, author of If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom.
Topic:
Inspiring love, creativity, and intelligence in middle school kids.
Issues: What is No Child Left Behind and what does it mean to your family? Helping your child deal with peer pressure; helping middle schoolers tap into their emotions and realize that it’s their strengths, not their weaknesses that define them as individuals.

[amazon asin=B001F7BDE4&template=thumbleft&chan=default] Benjamin Garber, author of Keeping Kids out of the Middle.
Topic:
Child-centered parenting in the midst of conflict, separation, and divorce.
Issues: Establishing conflict strategies that genuinely meet children’s emotional and psychological needs; building a safe, consistent healthy environment for your child; creating parenting plans that keep your child protected.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Celebrate and Spread the Word!

I have often admired the strength and courage parents of children with Down Syndrome must have.  With October begin Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Julie Cevallos, who’s the VP of Marketing at the National Down Syndrome Society, gives those of us without a child with DS a wonderful lesson, and those who do, a reason to celebrate.

October means a lot of things to a lot of people; crunchy leaves, apple cider, Major League Baseball playoffs, final Halloween costume decisions. But for those of us with a connection to Down syndrome, October takes on an added meaning. October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to inform our friends, our families and ourselves about Down syndrome and people who have it. People with Down syndrome have come a long way in recent years due to improved healthcare and inclusion in society. In 1983 the life expectancy for people with Down syndrome was 25. Today it is 60! People with Down syndrome are included in elementary school, high school and college. They hold jobs, maintain relationships and contribute to society in a number of ways. If you don’t know someone with Down syndrome you might not have heard this before. By reading this you are already doing your part to raise awareness this October.

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