As a result, people's responses range from fear of bullying, to a dread of a Nazi Germany-style dictatorship, to concerns
What's this "no crying" thing you speak of?
The communication skill here is to focus on the reaction you are receiving rather than the response you think you should be getting, and then assess your own behavior.
Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.
I settled into the chair as much as you can when the chair was made for a 9-year-old. I sat across from the teacher with excited anticipation. I have loved parent-teacher conferences from the time my oldest daughter entered Kindergarten.
All of the feels, all the time.
It is time to run your life both with your heart and mind as equal partners in the pursuit of your greatness.
So share your sensitive perspective with the world. Not the cold, hard, scornful world, of course - share your sensitivity
Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."