Breaking it Down: My Special Daughter

4 thoughts on “Breaking it Down: My Special Daughter”

  1. Thanks for giving me an insight into your daughter and by extension Down Syndrome. It helps to reinforce that need to remember that children with this condition are ‘just like other children’.

    1. I like that you quoted me here, but seriously, I appreciate your comment. There was so much I didn’t know about Down syndrome before Maddie, and I wanted to reinforce that she’s a child first, and always.

  2. You hit the nail on the head! My oldest (9 1/2) has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) which means he processes noise, touch, smell, etc. differently than you and I. Our goal is always to make sure that he knows he *has* SPD but it doesn’t have him and it isn’t who he is! We can label a disease so we know how to treat it but nothing good comes from labeling the person because they are so much more than a disease!

    Thanks for the post!

    1. Labeling is so destructive! And we tend to do it without even thinking about it. I like how you put it too. He has it. It doesn’t have him. That’s exactly right!

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