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Chapter 14: Support for parents and caregivers

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All over the world, parents and other family members work very hard caring for their young children. And when a family has a child who cannot hear, there is the extra responsibility of making sure he gets everything he needs to grow well. The extra work will make a big difference to the child, but it can be very stressful and tiring for the parents. This chapter has information to help families and caregivers of deaf children find ways to cope with their situation and care for themselves as well as for their children.

2 women and a small child sitting together.

Because we share our lives with our children, everything that happens to them affects us deeply. Many families with deaf children feel helpless or fear the future. If parents join together to support each other, they can improve the lives of their deaf children. They can also work as a group to get their community to better support all children who have hearing problems.