|About the Book|
Down Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Down syndrome! Its full of uplifting advice and best practices gleaned from the authors personal and professionalMoreDown Syndrome Parenting 101 is a savvy book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who shares life with a person with Down syndrome! Its full of uplifting advice and best practices gleaned from the authors 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 childs 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 authors son, friends, and students--appear, serving as anecdotal evidence in support of the authors 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 Hales book for teaching money management skills:, Managing My Money.