The Gift Of Tim, Parenting Our Adult Son With Down Syndrome
In this free flowing conversation, Stephanie Hubach’s joy in parenting her son twenty-five year old Tim, who has Down Syndrome, shines through. Stephanie talks about how Tim’s birth affected and strengthened her marriage, recognizing the need for consistent discipline, intentionally teaching Tim practical social skills to prepare him for the workplace, giving herself permission to take care of herself so that she could be strong and able to relentlessly pour into Tim’s life, and the priceless gift of Tim to their family. Stephanie also admits to a chronic grief that can pop up even in the middle of joyful fun with Tim. Stephanie speaks directly to those parents struggling to see any joy in their own parenting of a child with special needs, and encourages them to freely determine the best way for them to function as a family.