One day when Hope was 23 months old, she just got it in her head that she could stand like anyone else and persisted until she was totally upright.
We want Hope to be motivated from a place within herself. Her reward for succeeding is self-confidence.
Why a DS diagnosis doesn’t automatically open doors to therapy is at least a thinly veiled prioritization of state funding that doesn’t value this vulnerable population.
Our little one has proved to us she’s not afraid to work, but she’s not willing to work for something she doesn’t feel is worth it.
If your child has a developmental delay, you know you’re going to be waiting some extra time for communication milestones, and while you’re waiting, your baby is likely growing frustrated.
I can’t pinpoint the day when Hope started napping exclusively in our arms, but ironically, we lucked out last month on Friday the 13th when she took her first big girl […]
First birthdays are incredible occasions, particularly when baby has survived her first time parents. That’s true in any case, but Hope had some additional hurdles with us. We had to […]
I should say we’ve been practicing self-feeding for a couple of months now because I want Hope to fine tune her motor skills or because I want to help her […]
Mainstream marketing campaigns often have nothing to do with enhancing the development of our truly special little ones.
There are three good reasons why the parent of a newborn baby with Down syndrome should choose to swaddle: Nothing is cuter than a baby burrito. A naked baby is […]