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Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014

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It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

Kimberly Brown: The advantages of being a deaf parent to hearing children

August 13, 2014

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I’ve written before about many of the challenges I face as a deaf parent raising three hearing children. Communication obviously is a challenging aspect, particularly in the years from infancy to childhood. Raising hearing children to speak properly and communicate well with their deaf parent(s) takes a bit of effort, and support from family members. […]

The Question: Should family sign language courses be expanded?

July 16, 2014

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If there is one thing that learning sign language is known for, it is being expensive. To become a competent signer can cost many hundreds or thousands of pounds and the result of that is that families of deaf children, arguably those who may need it most, will not be able to afford to learn. […]

The Secret Deafie: I’m the hearing daughter of Deaf parents. Here is my story

January 14, 2014

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The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This writer is not deaf, but was born to Deaf adults, and writes here about her experiences. I am a CODA. I have always been the responsible one in my family, despite being the youngest. I have always felt it my duty to […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: My response to baby’s Ten Commandments

September 6, 2013

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My baby boy, you are so clever to have brought those previous Ten Commandments to my attention, through the open media of the Internet. Naturally, as laid out in the Tenth, I do agree with them all without reservation. I am sure that in the interest of fairness you won’t mind me replying, not with […]

Deaf News: Indian Deaf woman reunited with brother twelve years after boarding the wrong bus

March 7, 2013

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The Daily Mail has reported on an incredible, heart-warming story about a Deaf woman who boarded the wrong bus twelve years ago, and as a result, lost her family until a police officer reunited them. Surely someone from Bollywood is snapping up the film rights? If not, they should be. Read on… Extract: The saga […]

William Mager: An open letter to my son

March 9, 2012

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Happy one-month birthday, little man. We’ve figured out a lot in the first 28 days – which nappies work best (Pampers), how to get you to sleep (stroking your forehead), how to burp you (leaning you forward at 20 degrees and patting your upper back), and which music you like (The Singing Detective soundtrack) But […]