What happens when five married couples get together to talk about raising kids who have Down Syndrome? Join us around the campfire for this episode to find out! We’re talking all about growing stronger through tough seasons, splitting therapy responsibilities, and still making time to enjoy date night!
Our list of special guests includes Amy & Chris who have three children, including Rocco, a five year old with Down Syndrome, Michelle & Eric who have four children, including Eli, a four year old with Down Syndrome, and Lindsay & Bart, who have seven children, including Ruby, age 6, and Conner, age 7, who have Down Syndrome! As always, Heather & Josh, who have three children, two with Down Syndrome, and Mercedes & Andy who have three children, one with Down Syndrome, are leading the campfire conversation!
These couples say that their children have strengthened their marriages, and they have stats to back that up! Marriage and raising kids with Down Syndrome can be tricky, but these couples prove that it is definitely possible, and always worth it. Listen along for the ultimate insider’s perspective.
DOWN SYNDROME AND LOWER DIVORCE RATES
Divorce in Families of Children with Down Syndrome Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17559293
Parents of Down Syndrome Children Divorce Less Study: https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?ID=6087
Having a Child With Down Syndrome Is Good for Your Marriage: https://network.crcna.org/disability-concerns/having-child-down-syndrome-good-your-marriage
The Down Syndrome Advantage: https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/991053/divorce-does-the-down-syndrome-advantage-exist
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