Re: When to tell the children.
There are several good books you can read to children to help them understand Downs Syndrome. One of the things that I read many years ago when I was explaining to my boys about their sister, was that they need to understand that they will never be like this. They won't wake up one morning and need extra help because they have Downs. While this may seem clear to us, little minds think differently. So make sure you reassure them that this will not happen to them
Just take the kids lead, you will be fine!