I dont think Liebling meant that you should force her to be with other deaf kids. But she is young enough that she could be exposed to both worlds and that would give a choice later on in life.
Am I right Liebling?
However, some of you need to realize that not all countries are like the US. In the US it is easy *usually* to go from an area like mine *no deaf* to an area like Columbus *alot deaf* in a very short drive.
Maybe, Im not saying Im right about this. But MAYBE it isnt easy for all parents to be able to join deaf events or deaf clubs because of the distance. I would say it highly depends on the area that a person lives in, and what source of income they have to judge how often you could be around the deaf community.
Before I got a computer, I pretty much had no contact with the deaf community. Mostly due to not knowing where to go. But also, the deaf community does have its negatives. And because of those negatives, I chose to have minimal contact with it. Doesnt mean I cut off all contact, its just not something I wanna expose myself to on a daily or even weekly basis.
Try to consider when making these statements, location and income.