I recently found a friend from high school through facebook, we haven't seen each other in a long time and she wants to get together with our kids. Her DD is 7 years old and mentally handicapped (downs syndrome) and according to her talks/acts/communicates on about the level of a 2 year old.Now I have a very small 2 year old (not a special needs kid) and sometimes when she tries to be loving or playful will kick, or slam her head into someones, or do other things that accidentally hurt me or her dad or others. It's all innocent and not on purpose or to be mean, just because she's a baby and doesn't understand. I'm afraid that her child will hurt my child when she tries to play with her. Also I'm pretty ignorant about what downs syndrome actually entails because I've never known anyone like that. I also don't want to disrespect my friend or her DD who I'm sure is a sweet heart. What should I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Parenting Debate
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Well said, Namaste17!
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