Feb 1, 2020 • 1HR 4M

Rob, from the Elijah and Crumpet YouTube Show, on parenting and supporting a child with Down syndrome.

 
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Rich Bolus
Hi, I’m Rich Bolus. Join me as I explore insights from parents and experts to help navigate the messy, amazing, and often hilarious adventure of raising kids.
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This episode I chat with father of two boys, Rob, who produces the YouTube Channel, The Elijah and Crumpet Show. Rob goes into detail about why they started the show, what he’s learnt as a parent to a child with Down syndrome and how we as a society can better support and include children with the condition.

Rob is the father of Elijah (and hand of the puppet, Crumpet), of the Elijah and Crumpet YouTube show.

He started filming the Elijah and Crumpet Show two years ago when his son, Elijah, said he wanted to become a famous YouTuber.

Elijah had always had a flair for being talkative and loves the idea of being the Greatest Showman. Through the show they have even met Hugh Jackman and helped inspire and engage lots of people regarding how we as a society can better treat children with Down syndrome.

Rob and Elijah are currently creating an inspirational book called Motivate Man, where Elijah plays the role of a super hero that teaches his puppet friend about motivation.

In this talk Rob also goes into some of his advice for everyone from teachers and principals to other parents about how you can best help and support children with Down syndrome.

Useful links:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ElijahandCrumpet

https://ElijahandCrumpet.WordPress.com

https://www.facebook.com/ElijahandCrumpetBooks/

https://www.instagram.com/elijahandcrumpet/

https://www.darcyelks.com/about-darcy/

https://cru.org.au/product/a-brief-introduction-to-social-role-valorization/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_role_valorization

https://scouts.com.au/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elijahandcrumpet/elijah-and-crumpets-kids-book-motivate-man