Originally Posted by caaraa
First of all, throw the perfect parent expectation out of the window.
My mother was not perfect in the eye of my deafness and isolation. That is the reality.
Just be there for your child with ASL and meeting other deaf and hard of hearing children. If your child has problem with trying to learn in the classroom if not having the accommodation like ASL interpreters or captioned/closed captioned movie or program with the teaching courses. When the child is young in the elementary school, they will have special education hopefully with ASL to help them learn English, Science, History, Arithmetic and gym. In mainstream high school, that is worse when they don't have ASL interpreters plus special accommodation like closed or open captioned film to study what the teachers want us to learn. Lipreading is not accurate which I had said many times. I tried to lipread and failed to understand what every student and the hearing teachers said in the past (almost 40 years ago). So no body is perfect including hearing parents.