Originally Posted by shel90
Do the parents have to endure that loneliness on a daily basis? Especially as a child with no understanding of why he/she cant understand what's happening around him/her but her friends/peers can? I dont think so.
Nor do I shel, nor do I. And the fact of the matter is, an oral upbringing does not seem to provide that social inclusion in hearing society that so many hearing parents keep insisting it will.
Why, oh why, can't we seem to get past the ears and the mouth and realize that deaf children have the same emotional and developmental needs that any other child has. Why do we continue to punish them for being deaf by denying them the atmosphere that will provide for that?