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  • Don't Be Sorry

  • Further Adventures Bringing Up a Son with Down Syndrome
  • By: Sarah Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sarah Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs
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Don't Be Sorry

By: Sarah Roberts
Narrated by: Sarah Roberts
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Summary

Sarah’s first book, For the Love of Oscar, tells the story of her first child Oscar’s birth, his postnatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome and his adventures up to the age of four. Don’t Be Sorry continues Oscar’s story, from age four to nine.

It covers Oscar’s life in a local mainstream infant school, with all its challenges and triumphs, including friendships and how the other children respond to Oscar. Sarah describes her struggles navigating medical appointments and hospital admissions, all the while maintaining her mission gently to educate others. There are many preconceived ideas and misconceptions about what it means to have a child like Oscar in one’s life. 

Sarah’s story is one for any parent; it is not just about the highs and lows of having a child with additional needs, but also simply as a mum of three. She talks candidly about coming to terms with the decision to move Oscar to a SEN (Special Educational Needs) school, another big milestone in Oscar’s young life.

Whilst Sarah may have found herself on a different path to the one she’d imagined for herself, it has not been a bad one. There is sadness, certainly; and there have been struggles along the way; but there has been so much laughter and happiness, too.

©2022 Sarah Roberts (P)2022 Boldwood Books

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"A searingly honest account of her journey, from heartbreak to joy." (Daily Mail)

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Truly wonderful and insightful

Thank you Sarah for sharing your experience of watching and supporting your boy Oscar. As a mummy of a little girl who is almost 2 with DS, it was lovely to hear how Oscar is blazing his own trail. I enjoyed this as much as your first book which I read and helped me hugely when we were expecting B. Listening this time was especially special… especially when I hear my own blog comment was shared x

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Open, honest, helpful

This book should be read by everyone. Not just; people working in the women and children’s wards, the Peds A&E people, the people who work alongside people with additional needs. By everyone. There is something in this book, even a sentence, that everyone could take away and have a direct impact on the world and the people around them.