Coping with the emotional reactions of siblings, one strategy could be to hold family meetings where you can answer questions, discuss important topics, and help your children express their feelings and where you find positive ways to help them deal with their emotions.
It's also important to always remember the potential negative impact of background noise - TV, dishwashing, music, other people talking -on your child's speech understanding and ability to follow a discussion when you are involved in a family meeting or activity.
Coping with the reactions of your children’s friends, another useful strategy is to invite your children's friends over to play. If you can be open, informative, and encourage them to ask questions, you will make it easier for them to accept your child’s hearing loss.
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