Category Archives: Raising Down syndrome Boy

Beware the Well Intentioned Rule: “It Goes in the Water” –Not!

Eventually, we heard the musical sound of “plunky dunk” and would celebrate long and loud,– repeating the rule, “ Yay, Poopie goes in the water!” Like most toddlers Mark could not wait to see his little turds whirling in circles into the toilet’s deep beyond. “See Markie, Poopie goes in the nice clean water!” Continue reading

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It Goes In The Water! Down syndrome Potty Training

WE always met Special Needs parents who thought modifications were an admission of failure or an embarrassment. Go figure. We learned to find’em, invent’em, and USE’EM! Continue reading

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Writer’s block…

Hi all, this is Ryan speaking. I am Carmella’s oldest son and administrator of this blog. I think I need to summon the power of group motivation and encouragement to help my mom get over writers block. We all love … Continue reading

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Our Family’s Dirty Little Secret

This activity could happen in a split second. No human mother could have prevented it depending her own ingenuity. If I smelled it, it was already too late. Mark was intrigued with his own craps. Continue reading

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Welcome new readers!

If you are raising a special needs child and feel alone out there,-stay tuned. Talk to me and I will try to coach a little bit. It is all about LOVE! ( oops, that is such poop!) It is all about blood, sweat, and tears. Nahhhh, its all of it! Continue reading

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