What is the difference between a kid with Down syndrome and a kid without Down syndrome?
downs syndrome is a a chromosome abnormality in which their is an extra copy of the 21st chromosome causing the person to have a flatter face slanted eyes and a mental handicap.
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Experts on child care almost unanimously agree that physical punishment should not be used to discipline children. Children with Down's have limited understanding and logistic…al skills. It would not be acceptable to administer physical punishment at any age. In every study done on child discipline -- regardless of the child's mental capacity -- it has been found that "hitting" is counterproductive and immoral. The parent(s) or child's caregiver should seek professional guidance in this matter. . You shouldn't hit ANY child. Actually, you shouldn't hit anyone at all!! . I fully agree you should not hit anyone... ever. I just want to throw something into the equation. My 6-month-old went to a childcare center for just a few hours of playtime for a while. They had mixed age groups and also a mix of "normal" and Down-syndrome children. I then realized that out of political correctness, ANY behavior of the Down syndrome children was tolerated. There was one girl who deliberately stomped on my son's and another crawling infant's hands when the moms were not looking. I removed my crying son, but if I were the parent, I would also remove the Down syndrome toddler from the scene. So, no hitting; but yes, limits. . There is nothing wrong with a child getting a spanking if he/she needs it. But with a Down syndrome baby it is different, I guess. I do not know a whole lot about it. But I would think you probably should not because he/she does not understand like a normal child. . You do not hit kids. Doing so is teaching them to use violence to solve problems. If you hit your kid... what will be your answer when you see them hit a friend or others? It is not nice to hit people, only mommy gets to do that? For those in favor of hitting kids: What age do you stop hitting them, and begin using other methods? Or is your mom still spanking you as an adult? . I completely believe in corporal punishment. It doesn't matter if they have Down syndrome or not. Kids with Down's can understand just like any normal kid. Normal kids are not born with the knowledge of how to behave or what is right and wrong; we as parents have to teach them and Down's kids can learn just as well. My daughter has Down's and one of the things that Down's kids have a problem with is their tongue always protrudes from their mouth. Well, I taught her at an early age not to do this, but it took many spankings in order for her to understand to keep her tongue in her mouth. So, yes, I think kids with Down syndrome should be spanked. Also, there is a difference between hitting and spanking. Spanking should be done on the buttocks -- not anywhere else. When you say HIT then I think of any place on the body with any object. . To the person who spanked their daughter with Down syndrome for sticking out her tongue ~ you are obviously a sick person ~ I have two children with Down syndrome and to think of hitting them for something that they can't help is appalling ~ if you knew anything at all about your daughter you would know that children with Down syndrome have small oral cavities and normal-sized tongues. It is not that they want it to hang out; it just doesn't fit. Were you less embarrassed by her after you had taught her, through your corporal punishment, how to keep her tongue in her mouth even though that is more uncomfortable for her? You're sick!!!!! . No, as frustrating as it can be, a parent shouldn't hit a Down syndrome child. They act out the only way they know. However, for healthy children you bet, I believe in "Two warnings, 3 strikes you're out" and a spanking on the butt ONLY. I can't believe some of you parents who think spankings for healthy children isn't acceptable. It is your children (at least most of them) that the rest of us have to put up with (screaming their lungs out in restaurants; flailing around on the floor in a mall; throwing things off shelves, etc. My mother spanked my brother and me (we grew up in the 40s and 50s) as a last resort and it sure didn't bother our intelligence one bit. That's simply a myth! The problem with some parents today is they don't realize just how smart children can be and they are ready, willing and able to push your buttons. It is those children who are allowed to get away with whatever that end up being the bullies in school or hit, slap and bite! By the way, the spanking law is back in British Columbia yet once again and there are new laws being instilled to make parents more responsible for their children's behavior! Finally! . I am a mother of 2 children, 1 with Down syndrome, 1 without. My answer is NEVER hit any child (if you're absolutely losing control, turn away from the child and hit the wall -- or whatever). I would like to hark back to a previous answer, where the behavior of a child with Down syndrome seemed to be ignored, adults scared of seeming non-PC etc. Children with Down syndrome need absolutely rigid guidelines which must be adhered to whenever possible! I am a very laid-back person, I like to let situations develop their own impetus, so this is proving murder for me -- but it's the only way to help my daughter cope with the world. Nearly all parents of children with a disability want their children included as an integral part of society -- for this to happen, the same rules have to apply to EVERYONE. Obviously there are situations where factors have to be taken into account -- are you sure that girl is stamping on your child's hand out of pure aggression, or does she have such difficulty controlling her body that she's not even aware she's doing it? . I get hit by my dad and it sucks, so nooooooo, you shouldn't hit a kid with Down syndrome -- or any child for that matter. . While I am not totally against reasonable corporal punishment, I do believe that since a child with Down syndrome is severely mentally deficient, that any form of hitting will serve NO purpose , and therefore is totally uncalled for, and qualifies as inhumane and abusive. . I am disgusted by the fact that anyone would hit a child at all. The fact you think it's okay to hit a child with Down syndrome is even worse. Trisonomy 21 had affects of their physical and mental features. Children with Down syndrome DO NOT understand like kids without disabilities. Whoever said that above was clearly ignorant of the actual topic of Down syndrome. They DO NOT understand about keeping their tongue in their mouth, and if I was your husband or mother, I would be ashamed to know you. You need to teach your kids the right and wrong way. TEACHING is not Abuse. That is exactly what you're doing. Abusing your child. Does that make you feel good? Are you feeling righteous now? It's quite obvious the person about who spanked their child is embarrassed about them. It was your choice to have a child of Down syndrome. There is a plethora of resources to tell you beforehand how your child will be. Spanking them or hitting them will NOT solve the problem. If anything, it will scar them and just confuse them. . The person asking the question did not say they hit the Down syndrome child, but asked a question only. Anyone with a Down syndrome child knows how difficult it is to control a child such as this. It would be more advisable to take a program on handling a Down syndrome child and also a group with parents with Down syndrome children. If anyone should be blamed for this question it should be the doctors treating this child. Programs should be set up to help the parent(s) deal with this problem. It's a long road to haul way past 18 years of age and hard on parents. For those of you who are smug enough to lash out at "No spanking" (which there shouldn't be in this case of Down syndrome) then you yourselves are being dishonest. You may not have spanked your child, but my bet is you have done other things such as yelling at them, yanking on their arm, etc. Dealing with Down syndrome children is very taxing and extremely hard on the parent(s) and patience is sometimes not a virtue if you are drained and emotions are running high. . I have a child with Down syndrome and he will be 13, and I don't know WHAT you are talking about when you say they are hard to control. My child is just like any other 13-year-old; he may be a slower learner of things, but all in all he is the all-American boy. And I don't look at taking care of my child as taxing at all; it is my privilege. I can honestly say I have never laid a hand on any of my kids -- I don't believe in it and I would never do it. So the answer to the original question is "NO, YOU SHOULD NOT HIT ANY CHILD!!!!!" . I have a daughter with Down syndrome, and yes, I spank her. It doesn't matter whether the child is mentally handicapped or not, in my opinion. My daughter can be a handful at times, and the things she does that result in her getting a spanking, she knows she's doing wrong. . It is incredible how little understanding there is out there about people with Down syndrome! First of all, people with DS fall within a large range of mental and physical disability levels -- from mild to severe. A child with DS who is relatively high functioning can understand a lot of what "typical" kids understand and can often be disciplined in the same ways. (By the way "typical" is better than "normal" when describing others without DS -- so we don't imply that people with DS are "abnormal".) I have a daughter with DS and I agree with the parent above that spanking is different than hitting -- and that spanking is sometimes called for when children misbehave. This is done in a controlled and measured -- yet firm -- way, not out of lack of control or anger on the parent's part! It is followed with reassurances of love and forgiveness. I am also appalled, however, at the parent who spanked their child with DS for letting her tongue protrude! That is horrible! It is like spanking someone for the way they walk or even for the color of their eyes! I am afraid that poor child will be emotionally scarred for life! Please don't ever do anything like that!!! .
Do You Punish a Child with Down Syndrome? . There is always a reason for problem behavior: Children sometimes have trouble communicating, because they may not know the wo…rds to describe how they are feeling or what to do in a difficult situation. Thus children engage in challenging behavior to serve a purpose. That purpose may be getting someone's attention, stopping an activity, or gaining sensory pleasure -- but there is always a reason behind the behavior.. There can be many reasons behind one specific behavior: Children with challenging behavior are sending adults the message that something is not right or that their needs are not being met. There could be many reasons for a specific behavior, such as being hungry, scared, hurt, sad or angry. Some children have a particularly hard time knowing how to tell adults they are angry, so they act out in ways that get them into trouble. Other children may engage in behavior that seems destructive because they enjoy the physical sensation, for example punching things or pulling threads from clothing. Sometimes children feel unsafe or out of control, so they take inappropriate action over the things they do control, like being able to kick or hurt someone. A child who has tried several times to communicate to adults about what she needs, but whose needs remain unmet, will often use problem behavior as a way of sending a very loud message.. Adults can learn to understand and interpret children's challenging behavior: Since children often express what they need through behavior, many adults face the challenge of figuring out the meaning behind the child's behavior. All children, but especially those who display challenging behavior, need the consistency of a reliable and loving adult who will provide support and guidance, especially during difficult times. Just as it is important to find meaning in children's behavior, it is equally important for adults to be aware of the meaning in their own behavior. Children learn a lot through the messages that adults send everyday.. Children's challenging behavior can be reduced with support, not punishment: Once adults understand what children are communicating through their behavior, they can respond better. When children feel respected and have their needs met, there is no longer a reason to use challenging behavior to communicate. Yelling at or punishing a child for a behavior may stop the behavior for the moment, but it does not give the child support or provide alternate ways to act in difficult situations. When adults use punishment, they are sending the message that anger is a good way to solve problems. When adults help children find positive ways to communicate their needs to others, children learn important social and problem-solving skills that will help them throughout their life. . More input from other users . Being a parent, you wouldn't punish any child, let alone a child who has Down syndrome. . Being a parent and grandparent, I beg to differ. If you never punish a child, how do you discipline them. If a child is misbehaving that child should be punished according to the infraction -- by that I don't mean you should beat or abuse a child. There are other ways to punish a child without causing harm. Time-outs, grounding, restricted TV and computer time -- these are just ways of teaching a child. I wouldn't care to meet a teenager who thinks that they can do whatever they want without any consequences. Come to think of it, I have met some of those kids and they are nothing more than spoiled juvenile delinquents. A child with Down syndrome can learn to behave; you just have to be consistent in disciplining them and it does not have to be harsh. A simple time-out every time will eventually work.
try to give them a talk and keep them calm and you jus basically have to work around kids with down syndrome.
I have a daughter with Downs and I have been told it is VERY PROBABLE...ask your pediatrician There is research on that subject. It can be found in scholarly journals. The one…s that I have read say that is is very possible and usually likely that a person with Downs will have a child that does not have Downs. Even two people with Downs are more likely to have a child with out it. Downs girls do get pregnant as easily as those without Downs. Downs teens feel all the same stuff the other teens do. Hormones, pleasure, ovulation. Their just not as equipped to control the baser instincts. That and not to mention the ugliness of molestations or sexual abuse - not all Downs kids are able to communicate effectively enough to tell when something bad is going on. There is also alot of debate about sterilizing Downs girls. Birth control is difficult or impossible to administer to those with profound Downs. Lots of really hard issues. My boyfriend has a Downs girl-13. She has had her period since she was 10. She still cannot change her own pad, and will leave bloody pads in my son's bathroom sink. It's pretty gross stuff for a 10 yr old and 13 yr old boy. Heck it's incredibly gross to me and I've had 4 kids!
As with any child, there will be both sadness and joy. Initially sadness because the mother worries that her child will never be able to lead a "normal" life. Joy, because Dow…n's Syndrome people tend to be unusually cheerful, friendly, empathetic and loving. People with DS can have very happy and fulfilling lives.
Pretty much the same as other kids ! I would try and treat them as children and ask them if they want to do or try any activities you would normally do with kids. As long as y…ou keep your eye on them so they come to no harm.
This with Down syndrome can indeed have children without it.However, the chance of having a child with Downs is increasebecause of the parent being a carrier.
Difference between the chromosomes of a person with Down syndrome and a person without Down syndrome?
An individual with Down Syndrome has the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome.
Sure they can! Kids with Down syndrome can certainly be cool.
not all kids with down syndrome have vision problems, its just the way the birth defect takes on the nerves in the brain of the child
Although specifics may vary from child to child, children with down syndrome commonly exhibit certain signs such as unusual shapes in parts of the body. Ultimately, though,… because the disease is genetic, the decisive test is a blood test. A child with Down Syndrome will have 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.
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Of course they can, unless if they are allergic.,
yes. if that is true, then that means that down syndrome is genetic in your family. try researching it up. look it up on google. i highly reccomend wikepedia. the more y…ou know, the more able you will be to understand these poor kids. allison386 Calling them "poor kids" is offensive. Down syndrome is a relatively common, and random, genetic variation--unless it is of the translocation type, which is a lot less common and is heritable.