Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, authors the blog, a typical son. Her debut memoir, NOT ALWAYS HAPPY, was published May 2017 by Central Recovery Press. She is a homeschooling mom, and ?a storyteller/performer. Her writing has been featured on The New York Times Well Family blog , the Sydney Morning Herald, the Huffington Post, the Good Men Project, and LOVE THAT MAX.
?Your book is subtitled “An unusual parenting journey.” What is unusual about your parenting journey?
What prompted you to write this book?
You adopted a son with Down syndrome. For any particular reason??
How do people misunderstand and mistreat those with Down syndrome?
Life is messy. Parenting is messy. What lessons did you learn the hard way?
Is there an easy way to learn anything about parenting?
What do you think many parents today get wrong about parenting?
Many parents today, especially in the middle and upper class, seem to be trying to develop a perfect child. What’s your take on that?
What was the biggest mistake you made, and what did you get from it?
Your book is astonishing in revealing how confidently and lovingly you approached creating a relationship with your son. How far do love and confidence go in the child-raising business?
What is the single most important piece of advice you have for parents?
Where can we go for more information a
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