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28 September, 2021 Ann Porter Parents

Don’t say “Don’t worry”

Most of us parents are guilty of saying “don’t worry” when our deaf or HOH kids say, “Pardon?”  We may say it because we are actually talking to someone else or we have answered our own question by the time our child responds. You may not realise but our kids get this a lot, both at home and with their peers, and it makes them feel frustrated and unimportant. It only takes a few more seconds to reply in a more positive manner so your child maintains their sense of self-worth. See the following examples…