Friday, 2 August 2013

Defining our children.. and our self..

I just want to react to something I noticed.. It is a way how we unconsciously define people around us, and unwillingly / unintentional leave a mark.
I have done it myself... 

It is the phrase, or term, "CI-kid".. (I have even seen "CI-mom & CI-dad").
What is shown with this "name" is that it is the CI that defines the person. I have a feeling that when you use it enough, you start believing it.
It is NOT the CI that defines the child. Or the parent. The cochlear implant is a tool. In the beginning it it the magic that makes everything possible, but basically.. it is just a tool.
Think of how there is a difference between "CI-kid" and "child with CI".

I hope more people will be aware of this and help to stop this. Our children define them-self. With or without CI.

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(Some) Milestones

  • 2013-08: Grade 6
  • 2012-08: Grade 5
  • 2011-08: Grade 4
  • 2011-03: BTE's on the ear
  • 2010-08: Grade 3
  • 2009-08: Grade 2
  • 2008-08: Mainstream School (6y. old)
  • 2006-10: All-hearing Kindergarten (4y. old)
  • 2004-11-22: CI activated (27 m. old)
  • 2004-10-04: Bi-lateral CI (26 m. old)
  • 2003-08: Deaf/HOH/CI Pre-school/"DEAF" Kindergarten (12m. old)
  • 2003-07: HA's fitted (11 m. old)
  • 2003-06: Diagnosed deaf. Start sign-language (10m. old)
  • 2002-11: Suspicion loss of hearing (4 m. old)
  • 2002-08: Born - A fierce LION
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