Talking.It’s something that many of us take for granted. Babies acquire gurgling sounds which transition into more coherent structures of vowels and consonants before becoming recognisable words and phrases. Thus communication in its most advanced form is born. We use language countless times every day and we expect others to do the same ,otherwise communication breaks down and
It’s been a whole year since Mini had her trial for a Steiner kindergarten. It was our number one choice for a preschool for her but the teacher wasn’t sure if Mini was up to it. It was just another case of discrimination and prejudice against our gorgeous girl but not an altogether surprising one.
It’s been a while since I had a potty mouth on me so here’s an update on our toilet training. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all the countless blog posts and articles I’ve read on the subject,it’s that when it comes to training you have to follow your child’s example. In other words,you
The minis are getting a lot more vocal of late. Mini Mini is building quite the vocabulary. Every day brings more words, in both French and English. Did everyone know they could do this? The babies.Just talking away, repeating everything you say. It’s amazing. I am actually blown away by it all. Ok, obviously, I know
World Down Syndrome Day approaches. This should be the busiest time for the blog. I have a list of websites I should be pitching articles to, so I can you know, raise awareness. Because even though things are looking good for people with Down Syndrome and we’ve come a million miles from the days when
It’s 7:48 pm on a cold and dreary winter’s night (Irish calendar be damned, I refuse to accept that Spring begins on February 1st!). The minis have me pinned on the bed, as they attempt to tickle me. Bedtime was supposed to be 7:30. Like most other nights, I’m losing them. Discipline.It’s a bloody hard
Another week, another awful story in the news concerning a family who have been torn apart by a diagnosis of Down syndrome. I made the mistake of commenting on a high profile case concerning a similar case last year, so I won’t be commenting on this story. For starters,it’s none of my business. I don’t
Sometimes I feel as if I’m caught between two voices writing this blog. My primary goal is to show that life with Down syndrome can be as “normal” as any that of any family’s. Yes, Mini is approaching the big 0-4 and not so much of an inkling of a tinkling in the toilet in sight.
That time of the year is nearly upon us once again. I don’t know about you, but 2014 has absolutely flown for us!We’re hoping it will end on a real high-more of that to come soon! Last year, I did a round up of fantastic Irish Christmas gifts for both minis and mums. This year’s
I’m emotionally spent trying to keep up with the flood of videos in my timelines. They all proclaim to highlight positive stories of kids and adults with Down syndrome like here’s a video of a kid with Down syndrome playing the violin!Here’s one who has just been crowned prom queen!Here’s one eating a sandwich!!!!Ok so I