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Gifts : Mothers Reflect on How Children With Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

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  • Posted March 6, 2013

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    Gifts is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The

    Gifts is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

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    Ater delivering our precious daughther who was then diagnosed with DS, I stumbled across this book. I could not put it down. I have loaned it to family members and recommended it to someone currently awaiting the delivery of her son with DS. My sister-in-law said that reading this book will make you wish you had a DS baby of your own. If you or a friend or a family member is or might be having a baby with DS, read this book first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2007

    A gift is the truth

    A gift really describes this book and I think every person who reads this book will tell everyone they know about it. The stories told in this book touch a persons heart and truely depict what a Gift each and every life is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    Must Read for Any Parent or Person Who Loves A Child with DS

    As the mother of an 8 month old son with Down syndrome, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has (or is a expecting) a child with Down syndrome in his/her life -- from parents to family members to teachers to social workers to OB/GYNs. Parents who are also considering termination of a pregnancy should be given this opportunity to glimpse into real-life experiences with our children -- to counter the antiquated beliefs and prejudices about them. I wish someone had given me this book when I first gave birth. The stories are honest, forthright, raw, sad, happy, heartwarming, uplifting, inspiring -- In reading them I felt such a connection to each mom because we've all walked the same road...albeit with its challenges, but the most rewarding and significant measure of being human. Hats off to these loving, brave moms! I only hope there are other volumes to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2007

    One of the most inspiring books I have read.

    I am the father of an 18 year old daughter with DS and am physician in chief of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. GIFTS is one of the most inspiring books I have read. And I am not noted for being a warm, fuzzing, sensitive guy in fact, recently my wife said that I scored quite low on the 'sensitivity scale.' I have given copies of GIFTS to about 50 new parents of babies with DS at our IDSF (Indiana Down Syndrome) and DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) functions and when babies with DS have been admitted to Riley Hospital, usually for open heart surgery. The response from these parents has been one of the most amazing things I have observed. One mother told me that this book is exactly what she needed when she was having such emotional difficulties shortly after the birth of their new baby. I bought another 100 copies of GIFTS and will give a copy to any parent of a baby with DS or who is pregnant with a baby with DS. Rich Schreiner, Indianapolis IN Rich Schreiner | 06.14.07 ¿ 10:00 am |

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2007

    PERFECT for parents who just found out

    This is the book any parent who finds out about the diagnosis of Down Syndrome needs to read. The medical information is important but doesn't give your perspective of how life is after the child is born. This is not only a much needed book but should be required reading for anyone who deals with pregnancy and special needs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is brimming with beautiful stories of Mothers of children with Down syndrome. It truly shows the light that shines in the lives of people who are blessed to know these children.

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