Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

By Daria Medwid
Contributions by Denise Weston

Categories: Parenting / Family
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Paperback : 9781563680311, 320 pages, December 1995
Ebook : 9781563682117, 382 pages, October 2009
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For the parents of thousands of deaf and hard of hearing children, this step-by-step guide offers hundreds of ideas and methods that work with children ages 3 to 12. It provides scores of play activities to help parents enhance communication, solve problems, and strengthen relationships in skillful, fun ways. Also, parenting techniques are concisely presented to help parents set limits while avoiding power struggles and help foster positive behavior changes. In addition, this manual provides information about special resources and support services.
       At each chapter’s beginning, experts (some deaf, some hearing), including I. King Jordan, Jack Gannon, Merv Garretson, and others, offer their insights on the subject discussed. Designed for parents with various styles, Kid-Friendly Parenting is a complete, step-by-step guide and reference to raising a deaf or hard of hearing child.


Daria Medwid is a child and family therapist and school counselor who works with deaf people in Newton, MA.
Denise Chapman Weston is a child and family therapist and consultant in Massachusetts.