Capturing the moment

Hello Friends,

      Hands &  Voices is supporting you and your child on your journey, wherever that may take you.

This week on #TogetherThursday I wanted to highlight something as we come up on the end of the school year in many places: Reflection.

We’ve touched on the importance of self-care as a parent before and how there are six umbrella categories-

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Professional

Under the self care for Spiritual and Emotional, there is a specific support in Reflection, how you’re reflecting as a parent.

This is especially true as you navigate your own values, needs of your family with what ten-twenty professionals along your journey are advising you to do for your child who has been diagnosed with a hearing difference!

Take time to reflect on how far you’ve come, on what you need as a parent and on what you value for yourself as a parent. In this suggestion, something related that I’ve had conversations with parents time and time again: Take pictures and videos!! You’ll be able to capture those moments, and reflect on them. Often also, put yourself in the pictures, have someone else hold the phone and take a picture of you with your child.

  • Here are some tips for capturing candid moments including “mundane” things like routines.

What special or not so special moment did you capture lately that you’d like to share? What did you learn about yourself or your child?

We can, together,

Ms. Leslie