Friday, October 14, 2011

31 for 21: #14 What do I tell my kids? (part 1)

Okay.  I plan to do another multi-part post.  I am totally cheating on today...but to be fair I think that the previous entries are quality enough to repost.
A friend sent me a message the other day: ", how do i become and advocate, proactive mother, and teach my children to accept children with disabilitys when i was not taught or even exposed to this until..."  a crisis.  (She doesn't deserve to have her laundry thrown in with's not my story.)

And, frankly, I am struggling to find answers for my own child.  Amelia is beginning to become aware of Elise's "not same-ness"...and I am preparing to answer as best I can...

Here are my first attempts to explain:

I will revisit this subject soon...and explain why I am revisiting.  I promise.

1 comment:

  1. I think about this too. I certainly say "down syndrome" enough at home to warrant curiosity from Micah. I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep a light tone with it all, no-big-deal and keep it that way, much like my pRents treated my deafness with my brother