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If you're not sure what to say to the parent of a child with Down Syndrome, consider what this mom is tired of hearing.

Caroline Boudet, a French woman whose four-month-old daughter Louise has Down Syndrome, was tired of hearing insensitive comments from friends, family and strangers. So she took to Facebook to offer some dos and don'ts when meeting a child with Down Syndrome and a reminder that "words are important."

Some of her advice may seem obvious, like not grilling the mother about whether or not she knew her daughter had an extra chromosome before the baby was born. Some of it is a little more nuanced, like Caroline's reminder that "It's not what she IS, it's what she HAS."

Sources: h/t USA Today | Facebook