Having a child who’s different to the rest of the family, requires adjustment for each parent and sibling (if relevant) – while also impacting the wider family and friends to an extent. A mother shares a very honest account:
Slowly, friends dropped off and I was very much alone.
I was tired of having to explain over and over that he is deaf. It was exhausting. I felt I had to educate each person. What I had to do was re-frame my thinking and my process. I grew into a deeper, caring and understanding of the human soul.
There is light on the other side, as the writer notes at the end of her piece.
- Early Interaction With Babies For Communication
- Ten Commandments For Kids With Hearing Issues
- Media Quote – “Living A Life Less Ordinary”
- Parents’ Essential Role In Language Development
- Words To Explain Hearing Issues To Other People
- How Families Can Accept Hearing-Technology
- “Being Born Deaf Is No Barrier” – One Mum’s View