Parenting a child is both difficult and rewarding. In a very real sense, parenting is probably the most important job that any of us will do in a lifetime. The purpose of this course is to help prepare you for the enormous responsiblity as well as the immense pleasures that come with parenthood. You will be introduced to topics such as conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery, care of newborn (crying, feeding, sleeping, bathing, diapering, necessary equipment, safety, first aid) and other important issues during the child's first three years of life (discipline, developing self-esteem, language development, toilet training, and child care). This course will focus on common issues faced by all parents with special consideration given to issues unique to deaf parents in raising their hearing or deaf children.

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Full-Length Book

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Cultural and Creative Studies (NTID)


RIT – Main Campus