Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:09
'Fools of nature and wonderous too'
Bear with me, this has nothing to do with gardening but it's important to me and I thought I'd share it with you folk;
Just watched a repeat of a programme called 'growing up downs'. If any one gets the opportunity to watch it please do. It is a brilliant example of the normality of people with Down's syndrome, their intelligence, their loves and fears, anger and humour (which are exactly the same as yours and mine), their perseverance and understanding, the way they interact and manage different types of relationships.It also demonstrates the struggles they face as their learning difficulty affects all aspects of their life and emotions. Not everyone with Down's syndrome manages to deal so effectively with the difficulties in life (just as you and I deal with situations differently) but all love and need to be loved (again just as you and I do). Such a positive programme showing so much success. Even if you don't watch the programme please remember people have Down's syndrome, they don't suffer from it (although there is suffering), and they should never ever be called 'a Down's' instead of a man, a baby, a little girl.They have a full range of feelings and aren't always 'happy and loving'. As some of you already know my 12year old is a complete monkey, drives me to distraction, is helpful, funny, clever, bossy, never does as he is told and happens to have Down's syndrome.