06 May, 2012
Making a Difference Can Bring Happiness
When I saw Julian for the first time I fell in love with him... Julian is a Down Syndrome non verbal boy, at the time he was 5 years old. When I meet him he jump in my lap and start non stop kissing me. The interview went well, but the parents (father is the one that talk with me all the time very kind, the mother looked depressed and quiet) take a while for them to offer the job.
In the first day of work I noticed that the boy was treated like a baby: he's still in diapers and drinking milk in bottles! My very first goal is to potty train him. When I told the parents my decision they were surprised and grateful! Well after 5 days he was potty trained for my total and his happiness... making the story short, in the 2 years I worked there, I teach this boy basic signal language, how to swim, and more important... I show my love to him everyday and he return it in the way that make my life better! He became a very social and polite boy and the parents relaxed more. I had to leave the job because the family started having very serious financial problems, but almost every Sunday he spend the day with me and my husband... I love this boy very much and I know he love me! My message is that we nannies can make a difference in the children lives!
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