This is an episode with a very special mama of two very special kids. We’re talking with Heather Avis, author of the The Lucky Few, about raising children with Down Syndrome. Find out what made Heather afraid when she was preparing to adopt them, how we as parents can teach our kids to be inclusive of children who may look or act different, and why raising a child with special needs is the ultimate honor. Plus, April and Lesley lament the terrible day when children give up their mid-day nap. This episode will encourage your soul and may even cause you to look differently at your own parenting journey.
The Highlight Reel
For the mom whose child is giving up their nap (SOB), you'll want to read RIP Naptime by Ashlee Gadd.
Read more about Heather's story in the most recent issue of Darling Magazine, available for purchase on their website.
Pre-order Heather's book, The Lucky Few, which debuts on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21 2017.
In the episode
Born This Way, a newish reality TV show about young adults with Down Syndrome. Some episodes can be streamed for free here.
The children's book Lesley mentioned about talking to kids about people with special needs.