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My son has bilateral hearing loss. He wears hearing aids during waking hours. He has started Prep this year and has been doing some trial soccer classes. He is not enjoying the sessions, despite the fact he loves kicking a ball around at home or in the park. I wonder if it's because he's struggling to hear the instructions outside (it's a bit hectic) and is getting fatigued and frustrated. Do you have any advice or suggestions for how to introduce our son to team sports?
My little girl is developing a stutter. She is three years old and has started hesitating between words and repeating sounds. I’ve seen the doctor and we are working on techniques to help her. Should I be worried about how this might psychologically affect her?
When should you start reading to your child and for how long? My baby was born 6 weeks ago and I’ve started reading to him but my family thinks it’s crazy.