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Posted by Lynn on September 03, 2000 at 23:30:58:

In Reply to: Re: Dolls with Down syndrome posted by a's mom on September 03, 2000 at 21:06:05:

I have seen these dolls. I would not buy one for my children (both have DS, ages 6 and 8). Children with DS are beautiful and I feel these dolls are promoting negative self-images and differences to our children. The dolls have slanted eyes and an open mouth with protruding tongue. My children do not see themselves this way and neither do their "typical" or "normal" friends. I look at my children and see how much they are like other children, not different. I see no positive reason to promote these "differences", which to me is what this doll is all about.
What's next, CP doll, Cranio-facial doll, Autistic doll, Spino-bifida doll?

What about a doll that evokes positive images for our kids?


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