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Chapter 27: ABOUT TEENS I was talking to a good friend of mine who is a little further along in the parenting journey—hers in college, mine in high school—and we both admitted how few people we...

I remember a time I was at the park when my kids were little with a group of moms and kids.

Dear Teachers, I will be a new student in your class. I am a hard working, enthusiastic learner. I also have hearing loss. I have done well throughout school with support in place due to accommodations and...

I’ll never forget the time my child came home from elementary school confused and upset after being reprimanded on the playground.

A few things I want to share with my kids as they become teenagers: Find strength in your gifts and humility in your weaknesses. Choose being courageous over being perfect. Admit your mistakes. Take responsibility, apologize, try not...

My dad died of cancer a little more than five months after this photo was taken.  I traveled home from school to spend Easter Sunday with him, my mom was working in the hospital in ICU that weekend.
I asked a group of readers who are deaf or hard of hearing what it feels like when someone says NEVERMIND.

Many of the feelings were universal, things those with natural hearing take for granted or don’t realize.

When he’s 16: There are irrational emotions arise in his heart and plummet into his gut without warning. There is acne and body odor and other physiological weirdness, with whiskers and mustaches, long legs and...

This is my daughter, Harper. She is twelve and was born with severe hearing loss. That means she could not hear anything other than doors slamming, drums, thunder, or a freight train....

Those who are part of the deaf and hard of hearing community are facing unique challenges during this global pandemic. Kimberly Fugate, a toddler support teacher at the Center for Children in Lexington KY, is...

Dear Daughter, As you prepare to become a teenager, here are a few things I wish for you: May you always find the beauty in nature: oceans, trees, mountains. May you always know your body...

“I call the backseat!” Pushing my way through the open car door, leaping over the middle seat, I threw myself into the rear-facing third row of our baby blue 1971 station wagon. With less than...