Hands & Voices is here to support you and your family as we continue moving through Winter and moving into celebrations! #TogetherThursday this week is about Winter Traditions and the Narratives we discuss with our children.
Information and traditions often get “passed down” through families. What kinds of stories are you building with your family and with your DHH child? What kinds of stories do you want to build and include? How will these be communicated?
Thinking about your own Winter Experiences and also thinking about what others may celebrate are big parenting conversations.
- Here is a list of common Winter Celebrations, Happy Holidays to all families who celebrate: Link
- Here is a list of more uncommon Winter Celebrations, Happy Holidays to all families who celebrate: Link
Really I think whats entwined with many of the traditions are the “magic” of winter and celebrations. Thus, when we have our DHH children, what happens to that magic as they grow up?
- Here is a great piece from NPR that discusses just that: Link
- There is also many of these stories where families have chosen to retake the narrative around “Santa” or other “magical” moments and support good deeds: Link
What’s your family’s story and how will you share with your child this season? Share below 🙂
Together we can,