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When you become a parent, everyone feels the need to offer you advice or comment on how they think you should be doing things. At times, these supposedly helpful words come off incredibly hurtful. This is especially true if your child has Down syndrome. Words that are supposed to be comforting can easily be offensive. That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of 15 things never to say to a parent of a child who has Down syndrome.

He/she looks so normal!

Little baby with Down syndrome hid under blanket

This is quite possibly one of the worst things you could say to a parent. Of course, he/she looks normal, he/she is normal. Oh, and hey, what’s “normal” anyway? 

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