The Dude Therapist

The Power of “UP” Syndrome with Oakley Peterson

March 20, 2021 Eli Weinstein LCSW and Oakley Peterson Season 2 Episode 16
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The Power of “UP” Syndrome with Oakley Peterson
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The Dude Therapist
The Power of “UP” Syndrome with Oakley Peterson
Mar 20, 2021 Season 2 Episode 16
Eli Weinstein LCSW and Oakley Peterson

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Day, we are having a special guest on, Oakley Peterson.
Oakley Peterson is a California girl who married a Utah boy and has found herself living in the snow and mountains... where she never planned on raising a family! An even bigger change in life's “plans” was giving birth to a son with Down syndrome... an event that she never hoped for but is beyond grateful for! Enjoying life’s surprises with her husband, their beautifully headstrong daughter, Scarlett; that sunshine son who happens to have an extra chromosome, Welles, and their free-spirited youngest son, Ames. Together they find joy in the journey within their little family circus

In this episode, we dive into the ups and downs of parenting a child with as she calls it "Up Syndrome" and how to be together as a family and ok with the struggles that come your way.
This episode touched my heart on so many levels.

Due to this being such an amazing cause and important topic, below are a few links to gain more support for anyone who needs and organizations to donate on this important day.

https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/
https://www.ndss.org/
https://camphasc.org/
https://www.yachad.org/


Social Media:
Email: [email protected]

Ig: @nothingdownaboutit

Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)

Show Notes

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Day, we are having a special guest on, Oakley Peterson.
Oakley Peterson is a California girl who married a Utah boy and has found herself living in the snow and mountains... where she never planned on raising a family! An even bigger change in life's “plans” was giving birth to a son with Down syndrome... an event that she never hoped for but is beyond grateful for! Enjoying life’s surprises with her husband, their beautifully headstrong daughter, Scarlett; that sunshine son who happens to have an extra chromosome, Welles, and their free-spirited youngest son, Ames. Together they find joy in the journey within their little family circus

In this episode, we dive into the ups and downs of parenting a child with as she calls it "Up Syndrome" and how to be together as a family and ok with the struggles that come your way.
This episode touched my heart on so many levels.

Due to this being such an amazing cause and important topic, below are a few links to gain more support for anyone who needs and organizations to donate on this important day.

https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/
https://www.ndss.org/
https://camphasc.org/
https://www.yachad.org/


Social Media:
Email: [email protected]

Ig: @nothingdownaboutit

Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)