“Children with untreated hearing loss are inherently disadvantaged when it comes to paying attention, understanding and following directions, and the ability to express oneself. This can sometimes manifest as externalizing behavior, which can be a display of frustration that is difficult to manage.
On the other hand, the disadvantage when it comes to learning and communicating can lead to low self-esteem that can result in depressed, withdrawn behavior.”
5 Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss in Children
“Children with mild hearing loss have more difficulties than adults because they don’t have a large vocabulary and experience to draw on.
Children need a louder speech sound if there is background noise than an adult does. In a classroom situation, hearing well can be particularly difficult. Depending on the noise level of the classroom and the distance of the teacher, a student with mild hearing loss can miss 25-40% of speech and 50% of class discussions.”
Mild Hearing Loss
Rejecting Childhood Rejection
This is a very good article that provides great insight.
Blessence Maternity’s ‘Adoption is the new pregnant’ tee touches a nerve with CBB Readers
Okay, so here is a little background on the t-shirt, “Adoption is the New Pregnant.”
As for me, I think the t-shirt is insensitive. It makes light of a matter that is quite serious in most cases. And like someone else said (in the link), it comes across as making adoption “trendy.” It’s propaganda and marketing, someone finding another way to make money off of adoption (or babies). It does not take into account all the millions of birthparents and adoptees who may see this shirt while walking around in Walmart. For some of us, it would be like a kick in the gut, even if we have a good open adoption relationship.
On the other hand, if adoption is no biggie, then why doesn’t every woman who is able to conceive (married or not) offer her offspring to the next available couple in line. Like the shirt says, Adoption is the New Pregnant. Any takers?
Oh wait, I forgot, it’s only “okay” to give away your baby if you’re poor, too young, not married, was raped, had an affair, used drugs, are a prostitute. Is that about right?
What I Learned Undercover at a Crisis Pregnancy Center
“I think we can all agree that it is wrong to shame someone seeking guidance. It is wrong to lie to someone in order to manipulate her future. It is wrong to treat women like walking wombs. Yet these tactics are core to the mission of Virginia’s crisis pregnancy centers. They advertise to scared women who need help, and they claim to offer unbiased information, guidance, and support to those who need it. But instead CPCs treat women the way they treated me — like disobedient children who need to be schooled in religion and saved from their own decisions. To them a woman is a vessel for a future baby, nothing more.”
23andMe Blog, Can I Call You Son?
“How does one explain how much a person has in common with a sibling or father they have never met?” asked David. “I have always wondered why I did the things I did, who I looked like… now I have my answers.”
‘I couldn’t give my baby away… they only wanted a toy’: Surrogate mother fought legal battle after learning that would-be parents were violent Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356176/Surrogate-mother-wins-case-baby-giving-birth.html#ixzz35OKff5CM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
“Miss N said: ‘I wanted to help this couple to have a child, and I thought it would be a wonderful thing to be able to do.
‘But as I got to know them I found they had told me lie after lie, which made me doubt what I was doing.
‘I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, and I’m sorry it has ended this way, but I couldn’t give them my baby. I had to do what was best for her. Now I think that she [Mrs W] only really wanted my baby as a toy. She needed something to occupy herself as she didn’t work and her husband was never there.”