Q14: Loving Andrew – Chapter 12

This chapter opens up with an emotional confession. We can certainly understand and emphasize with the author’s feelings of depression.

Have you ever experienced similar feelings? Did you ask for help or press on through it alone?

It’s difficult to watch other children make fun of your child. Have you handled a situation like the one described? Did you talk to the children or their parents?

How did you explain Down syndrome to other children?

We learn about how Andy practiced and learned skills that presented a real challenge to him: riding a bike and cutting his own food. The process was long and took determination from Andy, and his parents

Was there a particular skill that you struggled to teach your child?

The family spent a great deal of energy preparing for their trip to England.

How do you prepare for traveling with your loved one? Are there certain things you fear about traveling in unfamiliar places?

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