Category Archives: Families to Families

Parent Connect Night on Zoom – Keep Calm & Ask a Mental Health Clinician

CONTACT/INFO: Please register to receive zoom information here: HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/NJKA1K7ZXHSRWDSF9 Download our flyer here: Keep Calm & Ask ‘Mental Health Clinician’ 12.7.2021

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The Enduring Power of Parent Connections

By Kim Shauer I saw a meme recently of “the best relationships are the ones you never saw coming” from the Minds Journal. https://themindsjournal.com/the-best-relationships-are-the-ones-you-never-saw-coming/. This has resonated for me in many aspects of life, but the most unforeseen have to … Continue reading 

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Controlling the Narrative

Author: Teresa Kazemir When our newborn son was identified as hard of hearing, one of the things we worried about was the possibility that he would be teased or bullied because of his hearing equipment or his small, differently-shaped ears. … Continue reading 

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Parent Connect Night on Zoom – ‘Keep Calm & Ask!- Unilateral Hearing’

CONTACT/INFO: Please register to receive zoom information here: https://forms.gle/2rQ9KpB2VrvnSoiVA Download our flyer here: Keep Calm & Ask ‘Unilateral Hearing’ 10.21.2021

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Learning From the Experts

By Nicole Eich Parents and caregivers of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/DHH) children are likely to be introduced to a number of professional experts over the years. Audiologists, speech-language pathologists, ASL instructors, ENTs – the list goes on and … Continue reading 

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Building A Foundation for Self-Advocacy

By Joy Santos Becoming a parent opens your eyes and your heart to a world of adventures and emotions. In my experience thus far, it’s been a rollercoaster of dynamic and often conflicting sentiments!  I want to be able to … Continue reading 

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The Silent Language

By Maria Ruiz I tuck her hair Behind her ears Naked Ears Without the aids Without the sounds Only language she hears Is the one my heart speaks My eyes tell She knows This language Well The silence So full … Continue reading 

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“School Transition Information Night” for Chinese Speaking Families Wednesday May 5, 2021

BC Hands & Voices & Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services present “School Transition Information Night” for Chinese Speaking Families Wednesday May 5, 2021 7:00-8:30pm. This event is similar to the event happening on May 26th put on by … Continue reading 

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Learning to be Flexible

By Lisa Cable I am the oldest child in my family and a classic “Type A” personality.  As such, I LOVE to be in control.  I want to know what’s going to be happening and actively plan for each and … Continue reading 

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Why I Sign

Author: Kurt Kuzminski Why do I sign? Because it’s beautiful. Because it translates movement into poetry, connecting concepts to ideas, and people to people. It tells us stories in a vivid, visual medium that is intuitively enchanting, and — simultaneously … Continue reading 

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