If kids with Down syndrome are so loving, why does Ricki
-stick her tongue out at her brother
-purposely wipe her dirty hand on my skirt to make me mad (don't say I am "reading into it"- I saw the EVIL glint in her eyes)
-come home from school to write diatribes on whoever she is angry with
I laugh at this stereotype---because that is what it is, a stereotype
(although, in all fairness, she does have ADHD too….)
But lots of kids with Down syndrome get angry--- and I suspect the smarter ones… as they SEE what people are thinking of them, and it makes them MAD!