I had a great night tonight, but I'm going to let it marinate for a little while and write about it in a bit. So much to say!
In the meantime...
If you're the parent of a child with Ds, you may have asked yourself at some point, especially if you're a first-timer like me, "Is this a developmental stage or is this the Ds?"
I mean, of course I do that with things like speech and behavioral issues, but this other one...this other one I can't help but wonder if it's attached to the extra 21 or not.
Playette cannot function with an open door. If she wakes up from a nap and her bedroom door is cracked, she doesn't come out and greet the world refreshed. Nope. First, she has to close the door. Then, she'll come back and open it.
I've heard other parents of kids with Ds say the same thing.
But do 46ers also sometimes do it with the same conviction?
Is it a common 3 year-old thing and I just don't know because I've never had another 3 year-old?
So, regardless of what experience you've had, what say you?
I'm really curious about this one.
Are obsessive behaviors common in people with Ds, regardless of the age?
Hm. Now that I think about it, I do recall seeing that Monica, from the documentary Monica and David, had to have things just so. Is it a matter of routine and being in control?