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How to Support Down`s

It is different than in special education where you have no alternative. For the gifted, it is an issue that is not absolutely required.

Arthur Allen

1. How to Support Down`s

Every family has their joys, stresses, and challenges, but when you have a child with Down syndrome, things look a little different. Besides juggling school, music lessons, sports, and jobs, you typically have a lot of extra visits with doctors and therapists in the mix.

2. Build a support system

Invite your friends and family to take part in caregiving. They can let you have a little time to yourself to walk, read a book, or just zone out for a while. A break, even a small one, can help you be a better parent and partner.

3. Talk about your challenges

People want to help, but don’t always know how. A simple, “It’s hard to get a healthy dinner on the table with all these appointments,” opens a door and gives them ideas of what they can do.

4. Keep a list of things you need

And don’t be afraid to use it. Next time someone says, “Just let me know how I can help,” you’ll be ready.

5.Find time for friends

Even if it’s just a small moment after the kids go to bed, friends can help you laugh and recharge after a long week.

6. Go easy on yourself.

Everyone needs a break. You might also think about seeing a therapist. They can help you work through your feelings and give you tools to handle everyday stresses.

7. Take care of your health: Exercise and eat well, even when you feel burnt out. Try to make a plan and stick to it as best you can