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Old 02-28-2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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Re: When to tell the children.

I bought "Let paint the octupus red" and I shared it with my children. The girls loved the book, but more as a book than being personal. My son (6 years old) liked the book too, he was able to read it himself( I read it to him too) along with the questions and answeres in the back, he had more indepth questions. After a few weeks out of no where he said "Mom you know how Kayle has downs syndrome and that makes him special," I said Yes, "well, Mom I think all babies are special and need our understanding". Kayle is now 5 months and is doing really well, I know their may come a time when I'll have revisit detail with my kids about DS, but for now we are enjoying this perfect baby.
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