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The Parent S Guide To Down Syndrome

Author : Jen Jacob
ISBN : 9781440592904
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"A guide for parents whose kid(s) have Down syndrome"--

Down Syndrome Parenting 101

Author : Natalie Hale
ISBN : 160613020X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This 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. The book offers inspired takes on a host of important issues, from learning to recognise 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 best-seller, Expecting Adam. Turn to this upbeat book for credible, realistic advice and for a dose of bibliotherapy when you need validation and perspective.

Road Map To Holland

Author : Jennifer Graf Groneberg
ISBN : 0451222954
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In an intimate memoir about life with a Down Syndrome child, the author combines personal reminiscences and reflection with practical advice and insights as she describes the first two years of life with her son Avery, a child whose twin brother did not have the ailment, and her struggle to balance the challenges of raising a child with special needs with her love for her son. Original.

Mental Wellness In Adults With Down Syndrome

Author : Dennis Eugene McGuire
ISBN : 1890627658
Genre : Family & Relationships
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MENTAL WELLNESS IN ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide, providing parents, mental health professionals, teachers, and caregivers the keys to understanding how to promote mental wellness and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This groundbreaking book is written by the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. The authors draw on nearly 30 years of combined experi¬ence, treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. The book clarifies what the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome are, how some can be mistaken for mental ill¬ness, and what bona fide mental health problems occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome. The first section offers a wealth of knowledge and insight about typical emotional and behavioral traits of teens and adults with Down syndrome. Topics include:  Community & Family Support  Self-Talk & Imaginary Friends  Communication-Related Problems  Memory Strengths & Deficits  Emotional Development  Tendencies Toward Sameness & Repetition  Self-Esteem & Self-Image  Lifespan Issues The second section on mental illness includes chapters on such conditions as  Depression & Other Mood Disorders  Anxiety  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Tic Disorders & Repetitive Movements  AD/HD and Other Impulse Control Issues  Autism  Alzheimer Disease For each condition, the authors describe the prob¬lem signs, the diagnostic process, and a range of treatment options, such as counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication. Now, thanks to MENTAL WELLNESS, readers all over the world can pay a virtual visit to the Adult Down Syndrome Center and benefit from the insight and expertise of Drs. McGuire and Chicoine.

Gifts

Author : Kathryn Lynard
ISBN : 1606132768
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This commemorative 10th anniversary edition of Gifts includes 10 new personal stories, along with "where are they now" updates on many of the children and families featured in the first edition. Gifts is the much-loved collection of over sixty essays written by mothers who share their truths about raising children with Down syndrome. Powerful then and powerful now, it affirms over and over that a life with an extra chromosome is one worth living. The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not. Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatized. Some write about their pregnancy and the early months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child. The writers? diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have a message to share'not just with other mothers but with genetic counselors, obstetricians, and the rest of us. In particular, Gifts, 10th Anniversary Edition, provides new parents with a source of up-to-date, positive, and realistic insight that is too often missing when they are facing a pre-or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Also by Kathryn Lynard: Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Raising Teens With Diabetes

Author : Moira McCarthy
ISBN : 9781938170218
Genre : Health & Fitness
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2013 Mom's Choice Awards® Winner Hormones. Growth spurts. Mood swings. All combined with blood sugars.. The teen years with diabetes on board are a challenging time for parents and anyone who cares about a child with diabetes. Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents, by well-known diabetes mom, author, and advocate Moira McCarthy, is a no-nonsense, honest approach at not just surviving but thriving in those years, from a mom who has been there.. Raising Teens with Diabetes is a must-have resource for anyone navigating the waters of parenting a child with diabetes.

Black Day

Author : Marcus Sikora with Mardra Sikora
ISBN : 9781634134415
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Brad is a paper boy who wants to be a rock star, so when he discovers the band Black Day playing in old Professor Hammers garage, he really wants to join. The bands monsters have a different idea and send him away, ''No humans!''

A Parent S Guide To Down Syndrome

Author : Siegfried M. Pueschel
ISBN : CORNELL:31924085806135
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This text teaches not just what to expect as your child with Down syndrome grows but what you can hope for in terms of health, schooling, and your child's life in the community. It includes reassuring guidance, and straightforward explanations.

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Author : Brian Skotko
ISBN : 1890627860
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Introduces the illness, how it is detected and diagnosed, current treatments, and the daily lives of individuals affected by Down syndrome, with coping advice for siblings.

An Uncomplicated Life

Author : Paul Daugherty
ISBN : 9780062359964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge. Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan. In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.

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