Situation: This audio excerpt continues a conversation with the father of two sons. The older son has Down syndrome and the the younger son, a 2-year-old, is reluctant to play with him.
Parent Talk Tip: Diane Moore reassures the father that kids don’t innately know how to be a brother or a sister. She explains that a 2-year-old can be expected to be selfish. Sibling bonding is nurtured by parents when acts of selflessness are recognized.
Diane Moore is a certified family life counselor and parent mentor with a private practice in Vancouver. Parent Talk is her radio talk show heard in Portland, Vancouver and Boise. Today’s tip comes from a conversation between Moore and one of the show’s callers. It has been edited for time.
Audio produced by Naylene Frunk
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