Originally Posted by rockin'robin
Some deaf parents enroll their hearing kids in pre-K and child care where they pick up the English language a lot faster (?)....
I can see it both ways. A Deaf child born to hearing parents not allowing that child ASL or being around others who sign and they fall behind....and the Deaf parent having a hearing child and not letting them interact with other hearing people....hence they become slow at speaking or don't speak at all...
Is that abuse? Not thinking what is in the best interest of ur child, hearing or deaf.
That would be very very hard for Deaf parents to do that because in every family, there are usually hearing members somewhere.
Also, that would mean the Deaf parents wouldnt allow them to go to public schools.
Do you know of any Deaf parents who do that? Just curious. I have never met any who were able to completely isolate their hearing children from interacting with other hearing people even if they wanted to.