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Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

So I get asked alot about the big stack of my favourite resources I keep in my lounge! I’ll share them one by one over the coming weeks. This one is a terrific resource on teaching you the best methods for early communication when you have a child with Down syndrome. I also highly, highly […]

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To The Special Needs Mother: This was you all along

I’m writing about my son Parker, who has Down syndrome and changed my life. I’m writing about why you’ll only ever see what you look for. And finally, I’m writing to define what I mean when I say so often that my life changed. The only thing that changed was me. So, of course Parker changed […]

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16 Ways To Easily Impress A Baby – Our Unique Sensory Activities

1. Mix food colouring with water and freeze in an ice tray- tip a few into their bathwater. 2. A baby’s favourite- put them on a large blanket and hand them a brick or two of weetbix. You’ll love the facial expressions you’ll get while they crush intently. 3.Drop glow sticks into their bath water […]

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Adoption Has An Ugly Side. This Mom Just Shared It.

This mom, Stacey Gagnon, has shared the story of the joy and beauty her son brought to her life. But more than that- she shares the heartache of holding onto the knowledge of what his life was like before she arrived. She shares how it feels to hold onto her truth every day. She knows […]

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When You Have A Child With Down Syndrome, Start Dreaming Of The Future

  Dear Mommy, Oh, how I wish I could sit in front of you right now. I would squeeze you tight and take ahold of your hands. I can see you so clearly and I’m weeping with you. Not because I’m sad for you, but because I know the incredible truth about your life. It’s […]

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To My Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day

Dear Jillian, It is the afternoon of your wedding. In two hours, you will take the walk of a lifetime, a stroll made more memorable by what you’ve achieved to get to this day. I don’t know what the odds are of a woman born with Down syndrome, marrying the love of her life. I only […]

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Parents At The Park, Please Don’t Help My Kids

This amazing letter has just done the rounds recently on social media, after Kate Baker originally published it a while ago. Here it is in all its glory-   Dear Other Parents At The Park. Please do not lift my daughters to the top of the ladder, especially after you’ve just heard me tell them […]

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