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Watch this beautiful mom and child video - where a child with hearing loss demonstrates the meaning of love at first sound!
Watch this beautiful mom and child video – where a child with hearing loss demonstrates the meaning of love at first sound!
By Anne John
Love at first sound is adorable, especially when the loved one is just a wee 8-month old! It is indeed beautiful to watch Jonathan’s reaction to hearing his mom’s voice for the first time.
Jonathan, a child with a hearing loss, has been fitted with a cochlear implant, a digital hearing aid otherwise known as the bionic ear. According to The Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI), a cochlear implant is a computerized device that provides hearing to people with ‘nerve deafness’ by stimulating the hearing nerve with coded electrical signals.
There has been many box office hits in India which deal with differently-abled individuals – Anjali, Taare Zameen Par, My Name Is Khan to name a few. Such movies, to a large extent romanticize the problem into a story of winner-against-all-odds. Reality however, is painfully different.
Science and medicine have progressed immensely and come a long way in terms of available treatments and medications. Yet this does not help mitigate the suffering involved as much as the support of friends and families can. We hear several stories about children being dumped because of their ‘differences’. While we may argue that it is the duty of a parent to take care of her children, no matter what, it is difficult to fully enter these circumstances unless one has been through them.
Apart from the child having to overcome his/her shortcomings, the family of such a child faces extreme pressures from almost all sides. Learning to cope with their child’s special needs, handling the cost involved for treatment and care-giving, dealing with the inevitable feelings of guilt and irrational fears, not to mention society’s reaction to their beloved child, their whole life is turned upside-down. Priorities change drastically – sleep, ‘me’ time or even a worry-free, peaceful evening becomes luxuries. Here is a touching blog of a mother’s experiences in bringing up her severely disabled child.
Truly speaking, I cannot even begin to understand the angst of such parents – at the most I can only imagine their pain. Stories like Jonathan’s bring a small smile to all of us in a world where sadness is only all too common.
Anne John loves to play with words and calls herself a reader, writer, explorer & dreamer. She has a wide range of interests and has recently jumped onto the Mommy Vlogger bandwagon! read more...
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there is a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase is theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bag main bomb nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Be it a working or a homemaker mother, every parent needs a support system to be able to manage their children, housework, and mental health.
Let me at the outset clarify that when I mention ‘work’ here, it includes ANY work. So, it could be the work at home done by a homemaker parent or it could be work in a professional/entrepreneurial environment.
Either way, every parent struggles to find that fine balance between ‘work’ and ‘parenting’, especially with younger kids who still need high emotional and physical support from their caretakers. And not just any balance, but more importantly, balance that lets them keep their own sanity intact!