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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 w…ords 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.
This with Down syndrome can indeed have children without it. However, the chance of having a child with Downs is increase because 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.
No, not at all. They can't do everything that other kids do, although they can sometimes do it even better.
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 you… 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.