Since the day I became blind, I always had a fear of being a blind parent.
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Happy Holidays from the National Federation of the Blind. Whether it’s for a wish list to Santa or a special gift for a blind friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place.
In 2005, I was blessed and fortunate to marry my lovely wife, Latonya. After the marriage ceremonies, the most frequently asked question of me was, “When are you going to have children?” When this question was asked of me, I would present a big smile and remark, “Soon.”
My husband Greg recently accepted the position of training center supervisor at the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Want to explore science with your blind or sighted child this summer? Consider cooking together. Let's take an example like browning apples. What can we learn?
When my sighted daughter, Sarah, was a toddler, I worried that as her blind mom, I’d miss out on exploring arts and crafts with her. Coloring books, paint-by-numbers, water colors—everything marketed for kids was visually oriented.
My mom, who was also blind, had been a teacher before I was born. She understood child development and was determined that I would participate in the same activities my sighted peers were doing, even if that meant I did them slightly differently.
Out of love, my parents clothed me. Out of love, they kept me safe. Out of love, they praised me for jobs well done. Out of love, they encouraged me to achieve all of my dreams.
All parents have questions and worries about their children, no matter how old their children get. Is she eating enough?
My son Nicholas was born into this world with a bit of difficulty to say the least. The hows and whys are not as important as the journey that Nicholas and my family have been on since April 2006.