Many people with Down syndrome are known to be huggers.
“Charley, you might want to wait and let people hug you first,” I said.
“Because people will like you better if you let them come to you,” Brad said.
“But I like him.”
Charley gets quiet in the back seat. It is obvious that he’s trying to process what we’ve just said to him. P. 332
Is your child a hugger? Have you tried to enforce boundaries?
Part of Charley’s charm is the way he accepts others.
Is it a natural part of Down syndrome that he loves people just as they are? Without trying to change them? I don’t know. What I do know is that he changes the room when he enters it. While others are interested in themselves, he is interested in others. I have no doubt he changes lives. He sure has changed mine. P. 335
Do you think unconditional love is a part of Down syndrome? Which of your child’s qualities are your favorite?