Monday, May 23, 2011

Raising two children with Down´s Syndrome

If raising healthy kids is hard at times, raising a child with special needs is a huge challenge. And raising two children with Down´s syndrome would seem like an insurmountable situation.  

However, Eliana Tardío, a mom of two kids with Down´s syndrome not only didn´t buckle under when each of her two darlings were born, but turned it into an opportunity for spiritual growth and to provide information, support and hope to other Latino parents of children with special needs.

Eliana wrote and published two books – one for each child – in which she tells of her experience during her pregnancies and after the birth of her children. She has created a social network for parents of children with Down´s Syndrome , and an online book  in which moms of kids with special needs can participate with their own stories.

It´s been an honor to interview Eliana once again, this time for my section Consejos de mamá, in en español, in which she explains how she deals with daily life as the mom of two small children, both of them with Down´s syndrome. If I ever have a bad day, all I have to do is look at Eliana and her children as a source of inspiration.

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