Do you support the father’s side? If so, why? If not, why

Please watch this powerful movie titled: For a Deaf Son. It is subtitled and also can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzl4kuWLw0

First rule: Please, everyone, have respect. It’s ok to agree to disagree as long as we respect each other’s opinion. I REFUSE to deduce any points if I don’t agree with your opinion. I don’t believe in bias, but I believe in your opinions being heard.

Questions:

1) Do you support the father’s side? If so, why? If not, why?

2) Do you support the mother’s side? If so, why? If not, why?

3) What do you think you MIGHT DO if you are the parent of a Deaf child?

4) Please post your own comment  post at least a response to one other student’s comment to receive full credit. 

EDIT: This movie might piss you off royally and might trigger you some strong emotions but it’ll help you understand how Deaf Community go through.  

response this one please

1) Do you support the father’s side? If so, why? If not, why?

I feel that the father took a very hands-off approach causing the mother to have to do the day to day care all alone. This neglect of support for the mother and his children caused undue stress for the family. So when the father went out and did research the wife didn’t trust his opinions. Had the father been more hands-on in caring for his son I think he would have had more influence. I support his desire to teach his the son to sign.

2) Do you support the mother’s side? If so, why? If not, why?

I think the mother was way too stressed and worried because of her own ignorance and bias.

I think the mom not only cheated her son but she cheated herself. 

3) What do you think you MIGHT DO if you are the parent of a Deaf child?

It was very difficult to care for my children before they could communicate with me and also when they became teenagers and refused to communicate. I found that teaching my youngest son to sign before he could talk was amazing. He had chronic ear infections which affected his ability to hear clearly until he had tubes put in when he was two. Because he could sign, he screamed a lot less then he would have and I would know what he needed. 

If anyone in my life lost their hearing or was born without hearing I would absolutely support them and anything that would help them live to their potential. 

4) Please post your own comment and post at least a response to one other student’s comment to receive full credit.

I was surprised by the fear and ignorance portrayed by the hearing individuals concerning deaf individuals and the deaf community. 

It seems so obviously counter-intuitive to force someone to communicate in a way that only serves the other person. Communication is about relating to each other. That is one thing about sign language, you have to pay attention to not only the hands but to the body language too. People need communication. Sign language is such a beautiful and expressive form of communication.

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