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Developing Resiliency Through Community Involvement

By Nicole Eich Our daughter Kathleen is 5. She’s a bright spark of a child – funny and engaging and curious. It’s been a joy to watch her grow, discover the world and see her interests develop. When we learned … Continue reading 

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A Helpful Tool for People Supporting Your DHH Child

A note about this article- I’m writing this as a parent, this is just my experience and what’s helped us. It’s not an official Hands & Voices tool. It’s just a template I created because I thought it might be … Continue reading 

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The Value of Connecting

By Lisa Cable As I sit at my computer writing this article, my 9-year old daughter Lily  has just finished an online conversation with a teenage girl, facilitated by their shared Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.  They … Continue reading 

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A Quick Reference Guide for Families with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in BC

by Brianne Braun We are fortunate to live in a province where there is a lot of support for families with young deaf and hard of hearing children. In fact, there is so much support, it can be a little … Continue reading 

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My Family’s Story

My Family’s StoryThis article has been translated into the following languages:MyFamily-Simplified Chinese 简体中文MyFamily-Traditional Chinese 繁體中文MyFamily-Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Interviewer: Amy HoSubject: Ella Jiang   “What does a ladybug eat?” “Why can it fly?”“Why does it crawl like this?”“Will its parents cry when … Continue reading 

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Revisiting the Birds and the Bees: The Importance of Speaking Frankly to Our Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children About Their Sexual Health

By: Jennifer Gow In the early days of motherhood, my days were often focused on the here and now, putting one foot in front of the other to keep up with my children, and with the whirlwind of family life. … Continue reading 

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Supporting Deaf Children with Multiple Challenges: A Parent Perspective

This article first appeared in the Oxford University Press. Author’s note to readers: This was a difficult article to be asked to write as I have not personally lived the experience as a parent of a deaf child with additional … Continue reading 

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Lessons Learned – A Look Back from 30+ Years of Parenting

By Kim Sanderson Paul and I raised two children.  Ashley, our oldest is hearing, in her 30’s, married to Kris and raising three step-children.  Ashley and Kris just welcomed their first son together, Logan, this year. Cole is profoundly deaf, … Continue reading 

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Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

Author: Rabab Elbaharia The first time I heard the expression “Deaf Gain” I did not understand it. When I asked various people to help explain the phrase, I received answers such as “you can talk while your mouth is full … Continue reading 

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From Swimming to Swan Lake – Language and Learning Go Hand in Hand

By Brianne Braun Whether your child is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing, chances are they will be involved in recreational programs at some point in their childhood. For our American Sign Language (ASL) using kids, we must ensure that … Continue reading 

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