Jett says, "Welcome!"
I'm so glad you made it here! Your child's future has never looked better (and is looking better every day). I would love to tell you that you can find a physician who will know exactly what to do to best care for your child. As you may already realize, that is not the case. Although your physician may not yet know the best way to treat many aspects of your child's development, rest assured that I will share with you what is working for my son, Jett. And I will help you get in touch with experienced moms, clue you in to great resources and keep you abreast of the most recent research and brainstorming about Down syndrome. You are not alone. You have all the resources you need to be a successful parent. You will be empowered to give your child the best possible future with the best possible treatment. Your child's future is in good hands -- yours!

It's natural to feel overwhelmed.... There's a lot of information here. You can't learn all of this in one day (or month or year...)! I'm hoping to save parents the time and anguish of sorting through all the information that's out there on T21. I want to allow you to spend quality time enjoying and nurturing your child rather than spending the time that I already have going through piles of research. I am open minded and update blog posts according to my latest findings, but I do have specific beliefs about what works best and what doesn't and I only share what I either endorse or am still open to and researching. Feel free to share your experiences, questions and solutions you may have privately (click my profile for my email address) or as a comment for all to see.

Now is a great time to start. Try not to beat yourself up for "lost time." Human's brain-growth peaks in size somewhere between puberty and the early 20's, but the brain remains "plastic" with synapses continuing to develop throughout life. All is not lost! Children benefit greatly from supplementation at any age and I know lots of kids who are showing improvement even as teens in neurodevelopmental programs. No need to look back, there's so much ahead of you!
Jett's excited to meet you, too!

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Also read New? Start Here to learn more about my philosophy and for updates on Jett's wonderful progress. 

Plan of Action

1) Get inspired! Check out how well "treated" children are doing:

2) Fix the common, overlooked medical and physical situations our children may have.
f. Learn about Immunizations
g. Celiac Disease & Down Syndrome (Sounds scarier than it is--easily controllable & more common than you may realize.)
o. Seizures in the Down Syndrome Population: Information and Natural Treatment  

3) Clean up your family's diet with non toxic foods & foods that best support healing and health. See Nutritional Page  for details. A great book for sneaking in nutrition into your child's meals is Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.

4) Supplement for body and brain health. 
c.   Learn about Alzheimer's Disease & DS: Connection and Treatments
d.   Here is Jett's Supplement List  with links to my explanations
5) Start at-home therapy. See the Therapy Page for details.

6) Detoxify your surroundings. See Environmental Page for details.

7) Learn More & Get Connected
    Check out Parent's Resources for Guidance on Down Syndrome
    for books, websites, blogs, DVDs and forums that I recommend.

Treatment for Brain Health
We all want a cure for DS. These posts explain the latest treatment plans/biomedical intervention. I have many posts exploring brain support, but if you are new to this concept, it's best to stick with researching proven treatments that offer a lot of guidance. Our children may all share an extra chromosome, but since every child is different; it's important to follow your child's cues & clues.



All Posts Regarding Children
The Importance of Magnesium
Teaching the Alphabet

DS Track at AutismOne Conference in 2012
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Teaching the Alphabet
How to Find A Quality Physician
Sharing Inspiration
Handwriting Resources
Alphabet Tactile Quilt
The Importance of Magnesium
Link Between Sleep Deprivation & Alzheimer's Risk
Achieving Iron Balance with Diet
Why supplement and monitor zinc?
Lydia Does Math
The First 2,000 Days are Critical
Constipation: Causes and Cures
Methylation Pathways
Whole Grains Reduce Mineral Absorption
Feed Memory by Kan Herbs
Lydia's Success Story
Meet Lydia
Foods that Fight Alzheimer's Disease
Review of BrillKids Little Reader
Why B12 & Folinic Acid for Down syndrome?
Reflux in Down syndrome
Reflux: Treating the Problem Not the Symptoms
Signs of Nutritional Deficiency
Survey Results: Are Unvaccinated Children Healthier
Probiotic/Yogurt Strains: Benefits and Uses
First Shoes: What's Best?
Vitamin C Plays Important Role in Brain Function
Keeping Nasal Passages Clear & Mouths Closed
My TV/Video Strategy
Cinnamon can prevent and cure Alzheimer's
Jett "Reading" at 16 Months
Prozac & Vision Problems in DS
Cure Tooth Decay & Gum Disease Naturally
Pulmonary Hypertension: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis
Hashimoto's Encephalopathy Mimics Alzheimer's Disease
Get Your Own Neurodevelopmentalist
Readeez Sale!
Noggin and BDNF Promotes Neurogenesis
Natural Ways to Help with ADD & Hyperactivity
Vaccine Information Coalition
Parent's Resources for Guidance on Down Syndrome
Six Foods that are Surprisingly High in Toxins

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