It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Down Syndrome Message Board

  • Advice with teen ds

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-15-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: warren,pa,usa
    Posts: 1
    Sharlee95 HB User
    Advice with teen ds

    I need some advice with a 16yr old DS. Grandparents are saying your treating her to normal, she's not normal. She's a high fuction young lady, she is able to do and preform many things for herself. How would you suggest to deal with this? Every one else is saying that you should treat with with a degree of being normal. The ultimate goal for her is to have a sense of independence and confidence to do things for herself. thanks in advance

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 01-18-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
    Karen W.
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Posts: 391
    Karen W. HB User
    Smile Re: Advice with teen ds

    Well it sounds to me like your doing everything right. I have a DS son who is now 21, When he was a teenager, he had rules and was corrected just like the rest of my kids. He did get some slack on certain things but other than that no, we want him to do well just like the rest of the kids, He has to work twice as hard and tiwce as long to achieve some of those goals but it's for his own benift. Right now he is not in two many programs, he just finished having Endocarditis, so basically for two months he was deathly ill. We just started Easter Seals bowling and ceramics this week.
    Sometimes people want to pamper these Children-(like Your Grandparents), I've been down that road with my family, but you do what you think is best, you know your child better than anyone else, you know what they can and cannot do. They never stop learning and even now, my son who is 21-he is always learning new words and learning new things, they never stop.
    Karen W.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Teen daughter abusive to dog--advice??? BlueSteam Anger Management 13 02-27-2007 05:06 PM
    Please reply..husband on crack, desperate for advice..!! jmarlar Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 6 07-16-2002 08:17 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:58 PM.

    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!