Most of my readers who have a child with Down syndrome have likely seen this blog link already. It's a FABULOUS reminder that our kids are not to be defined by this pesky and perky extra chromosome.
But we ALL can find some great encouragement through this post. The root argument is that for those of us who are prone to over-parenting our children... don't. And don't put them in a box based on a diagnosis... or a character trait... or birth order... or whatever.
I'm definitely not saying we should have a boundary-less parenting philosophy. I think the key is having the wisdom to know when those boundary lines can be pushed out.
Thank you, Dave Hingsburger, for eavesdropping. You shared something we ALL need to hear.
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