Friday, May 25, 2012

Resorting to Bribery :-)

There are hundreds of us, even thousands of us... parents, siblings, caretakers... people who know—really know— someone with Down syndrome. Combined we have a wealth of knowledge that surpasses any book written about Down syndrome, any expert’s opinion, and all stereotypes.

The only way to harness that knowledge is to come together and share it. Does left-handedness occur more often in the population of people with Down syndrome? Only we can answer that question. I am asking you to share your expertise on your child. I did a little begging on FB and now I am going to try bribery...

Take the poll over in the left column, leave a comment saying that you did (and how you voted if you want to) and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. If 500 people take the poll, I will up it to a $50 gift card. (If you are one of those who already voted, just leave a comment saying so and you are in.)

Thank you for participating. Every one of us matters.

28 comments:

  1. Heather McFarlandMay 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    The first thing we asked when we learned about Abigale having Down syndrome was why was there not more information. Why hasn't someone, like our very own awesome DSG started a database with basic information such as this...thanks, there are so many other things that we were told that upon further digging turned out to not be true but were published anyways....it is irritating!

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  2. voted. sorry that it took bribery to get me to do it. *deeeeeep shame*

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    1. No shame necessary. I should have started out with a giveaway :-)

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  3. Sorry I meant to vote the other day and totally forgot! Thanks for the reminder! Brant is very definitely left handed.

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  4. Already voted :)

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  5. My little one is only 2 months old :). I will look forward to reading about the info you collect!

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  6. I voted! Oops, sorry, saw this the other day but got distracted and didn't respond then...

    Good question, btw. We weren't sure for a while. Sammi is stronger with her right, but still somewhat ambidextrous, and still leads off with her left foot when ascending stairs. It's an interesting mix, but def. mostly right.

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  7. Just voted, I'll be curious to see how this turns out :-)

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  8. Voted both our girls are righties!

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  9. Voted! Was hoping she would be a lefty like me :)

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  10. Sam is left-handed, but, so is his dad and several members of his family. Voted!

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  11. Voted although my boy is too young to tell yet.

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  12. My little peanut is only 6 months old so its still a bit early to tell. But as of right now she prefers putting her left thumb in her mouth but her right fingers. Her riht hand is stronger when grasping things so it will be interesting to see as she grows.

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  13. I already voted....Ella is a very dominant righty : )

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  14. I voted already. Obviously at 2 months Daniel is too young to tell, but I'm very interested to see because I have two other kids (who don't have Down syndrome) and one is a righty and the other a lefty.

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  15. My 3 year old is mostly left handed. He also kicks with his left leg, so pretty sure he will be a lefty.

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  16. Voted. I think she is MOSTLY right handed. She eats with her right hand and mostly uses her crayon with the right hand. Everything else she goes back and forth with. She's three.

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  17. I voted! Beth is definitely, completely, right handed.

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  18. voted! Mostly right handed.. he forgets his left is there sometimes!..hehe!!

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  19. I voted (probably right handed).

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  20. I voted! (Lily uses both pretty consistently.)

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  21. I voted. My dd with DS is right handed like me and her sisters. Her dad and brother are left handed.

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  22. The poll is closed, but my little man Seth is too young to tell, but at this point, he seems to favor his right hand. :)

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