Category Archives: Families to Families

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Navigating Your Options

By Lee Johnston  The transition to kindergarten can be an exciting and stressful time under any circumstances, for both children and their parents or guardians. But planning for the kindergarten transition for a D/deaf or hard of hearing child (DHH) … Continue reading 

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Family Gatherings – “It is what it is…”

By Cecelia Klassen *This article was first published in Family Network for Deaf Children newsletter in March 2016. It has been updated and republished in BC Hands & Voices with the permission of the author.* Barbeques, birthday parties, Thanksgiving dinner, … Continue reading 

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Finding the Right Fit

By Nicki Horton Our journey began over 26 years ago when we were blessed with our first child; our beautiful baby boy, JC. At this time, the Early Hearing Screening Program was not in place. Despite multiple visits to the … Continue reading 

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Turning Five – A Look Back As Our Daughter Graduates from Early Intervention Services

By: Rabab Albaharia My lovely daughter has turned five this year. At this age she has graduated from early intervention services, and after all the graduation excitement and the thrill of starting a new chapter of her life, I thought … Continue reading 

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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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Parent Coffee Night “Microtia/Atresia”

Thursday May 16th 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: Children’s Hearing & Speech, 3575 Kaslo St, Vancouver – Free Parking *Available for families living around the province via teleconference/ video-conference* Join us at a special parent coffee night about Microtia/Atresia. We are … 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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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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