Candace - posted on 06/05/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
They say it takes a community to raise a child, and I think that is especially true for a child with DS. I think it is important to have friends young and old who will be kind, interesting, and patient. That being said. I live in a place where I pretty much can't be part of the community. I am American, and my husband is Slovak. We live in Slovakia where I am having so much trouble fitting in. I can't talk to any of the Mom's or read any of the group web pages, and have only found 1 (really great MoM) who speaks English. I have a few friends with normal kids, but when we get together I end up carrying Max around the playground chasing after their kids... not the best way for Max to learn some independence.
Anyways, my question is basically- How is your community? Are you happy with it? Would you move to find somewhere more fitting? I don't really have any family back in the states that I can count on to support us until we get on our feet, so it is going to be a leap of faith if we do it. It would be really great to hear what you Mom's think about your areas. Thanks for anything and everything you have to share.