Down Syndrome Parenting 101: Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier

Down Syndrome Parenting 101: Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier

by Natalie Hale
     
 

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Winner of About.com Readers� Choice Awards 2012 Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book

Down Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Down syndrome! It's full of uplifting advice and best practices gleaned from the author's personal and professional experiences

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Winner of About.com Readers� Choice Awards 2012 Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book

Down Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Down syndrome! It's full of uplifting advice and best practices gleaned from the author's personal and professional experiences raising a son, now an adult, and teaching educators and parents how to teach children with Down syndrome to read.

Down Syndrome Parenting 101 offers inspired takes on a host of important issues, from learning to recognize and celebrate your child's personality and gifts to finding a great teacher for him, and from insisting your child pull his own weight to giving your child his space as an adult. The author—equal parts mentor, humorist, enthusiast, and realist—takes readers by the hand and walks them through the various life stages, experiences, and people they will encounter with their child including: getting to know and fall in love with your child, interacting with medical professionals, literacy, discipline, school, transitioning, and independence.

Chapters are short, a plus for busy parents, and can be read individually or sequentially. Throughout, many characters—the author's son, friends, and students—appear, serving as anecdotal evidence in support of the author's points and adding to the storytelling effect. As an added bonus, the book includes a Foreword by Martha Beck, parent of a child with Down syndrome and author of the New York Times bestseller, Expecting Adam. Turn to this upbeat book for credible, realistic advice and for a dose of bibliotherapy when you need validation and perspective.

Also check out Natalie Hale's book for teaching money management skills to adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, Managing My Money.

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Today's Parent Special-Needs Parentings blog
Weaving in personal experience and other people's stories, Hale offers advice on everything from motivating kids to do chores to teaching bus skills. Best of all, Hale's writing is warm, engaging and entertaining. Read it when you need a boost, a dose of optimism and advice from a wise friend.
Amy Baskin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606130209
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
575,585
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.52(d)

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