How To Tell Your Child They’re Different

Watch me here @HuffPostLive discussing this: How I Told My Seven Year Old Son He Has Down Syndrome:

The live webcast was at 3:35 March 11th but it is available at the link above.

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About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a blogger, writer & social justice storyteller who unschools with her son. She also has a M.S.W. and was at various times a practicing social worker, documentary videographer and film festival director She is the author of Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald, Parents, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Follow her on Twitter @atypicalson and like her at Not Always Happy Facebook page. Email her:

6 thoughts on “How To Tell Your Child They’re Different

    • I really think our kids take their cues from us. Your love for your child is setting the stage for that conversation. And I think it is harder thinking about it then doing it:)

      • Have you done any posts about bullying or your thoughts on bullying. It’s another topic I worry about. Bug does not know at this point that he is any different than anyone else and his classmates are amazing with him. But I also know that 3/4 children with disabilities get bullied, so I want to prepare myself for how to respond and how to address that.

      • I haven’t written about it. Our son has experience some really unfortunate crap and I cannot figure out how to write about it. Doesn’t mean I shouldn’t though.

  1. Humans can be such shits. And unfortunately it is often the most vulnerable who are on the receiving end of it. I really want to bring more awareness to how bullying affects children with special needs. Isn’t it awesome how I want to bring more awareness, but I want you to write about it? Lol.

    • I agree more awareness on bullying! And pity and teasing and mocking and general assholey behavior.

      I do want to write it I just am stuck on how. I am glad you are bringing it up:)

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