Originally Posted by Fly Free
i disagree -- ive seen some parents make such BAD decisions on what to do with their child thinking its the "best" decision they have made
its just flatly STUPID!!! i know a few ppl who have had CI done when they were still babies/toddlers and now their relationship with their parents are
they dont have any respect for their folks, theyre angry at them for having them implanted while they were so young and they dont even wear their CIs anymore once they turned 18 -- so its $25k buckaroos down the drain -- all wasted for nothing really -- i would just wait and let the child make his/her informed decision after their own research and even asking other kids their age who already have CI and ask questions on their experiences and etc etc -- then if the kid is all for it then by all means i dont see anything wrong with having CI implanted as long as the child is INVOLVED
in this big decision making process that CAN have a big impact on their lives!
I'm total agree with you & also Cheri, too.....
The parents decide all the time what they do the "best" for their children is a selfish. It look like they think they know better but never think how their children's feelings.
Yes, we as parents do made the mistakes sometimes. Nobody can't be prefect.
The children's opinions are right sometimes. I did admitted to my sons for my mistakes. They do the same to us, too. They lost their respect on you if you don't accept/support their wishes/decision/feeling etc