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A mother and daughter at an awareness-raising event for children with Down's syndrome in America (AP)

A child with Down’s syndrome is a living human being, with the same longing to be loved as the rest of us

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Despite the pleas of her mother – and quite a few marriage proposals – Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation

Pope Francis greets a parent and child last year (Photo:CNS)

His support for firm punishment flies in the face of modern child-centred tenets

Captain von Trapp understood the importance of discipline

We long for a habit of politeness and respect that parents no longer instil in their children