Deaf Girl FORBIDDEN From Playing With Friends - Because of Her Implant? 💔

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🙋‍♀️ Hey there, Facebook fam! I've got a doozy of a situation on my hands and I need your sage advice. 🤔 Picture this: a mom trying her best to navigate the complexities of raising two daughters, one deaf and one hearing, in a world that doesn't always understand. 🌍 Throw in a new friendship with a neighbor girl who has a cochlear implant and a mom with some *strong* opinions, and you've got a recipe for drama! 🍿 Buckle up, because this story is about to get wild! 🎢

🏫 Two Daughters, One School, Different Abilities

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🎓 A School for All: Sign Language for the Win!

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🏠 Location, Location, Location: Choosing a Home with Purpose

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🔒 Lockdown Leads to New Friendship

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👩‍👧 Meeting Lily's Mom: A Clash of Beliefs

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🤦‍♀️ Trying to Help, but Met with Anger

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🙅‍♀️ Expertise Ignored: A Frustrating Conversation

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🤐 Respecting Privacy: A Difficult Situation

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🤝 Lily Learns to Sign: A Playdate Gone Wrong

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😔 Embarrassment at Lily's House: A Difficult Visit

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🚫 Setting Boundaries: No More Playdates at Lily's

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🙅‍♀️ Enough is Enough: Ending the Friendship

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🤷‍♀️ Discrimination or Protecting My Daughter?

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❓ Seeking Advice: Should I Let Them Play?

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🚨 Neighborhood Drama Alert: Deaf Daughter's Playdate Disaster! 🚨

Well, well, well... looks like we've got ourselves a classic case of neighborhood drama! 🍵 Our protagonist, a devoted mom of two, finds herself in a sticky situation when her deaf daughter's new friend, Lily, and Lily's mom start causing trouble. 😱 From clashing beliefs about sign language to embarrassing moments and hurtful actions, this story has more twists and turns than a soap opera! 📺 But the real question is, what does the internet think about this mom's decision to cut ties with Lily? 🤔 Let's dive into the juiciest responses and see if we can get to the bottom of this playdate disaster! 🕵️‍♀️

Supportive comment about not discriminating against deaf child 🙌

singing_stream | singing_stream

Deaf child's mother's self-righteousness causes conflict with friends. 🙉

oceanfullof | oceanfullof

Reframing the situation to protect your daughter's communication needs. 👍

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Mom's behavior causes rift in friendship over child's implant. NTA.

Water_Lilly_A | Water_Lilly_A

NTA. Lily's mom is ableist and trying to shame your daughters.

KittySnowpants | KittySnowpants

Parenting decisions clash in playdate gone wrong. 🤔

ThelmaHorse | ThelmaHorse

NTA. Encourage respect for different communication preferences to maintain friendship. 👍

purpleit11 | purpleit11

Movie recommendation for deaf girl section 🍿

ozzieinsanjose | ozzieinsanjose

Supportive comment shuts down parent-shaming. #NotTheA-hole

VickTron | VickTron

Debating the ethics of a clickbait title 🤔

stardust0219 | stardust0219

Respectful educator stands up for deaf child's rights. NTA! 👏

crayzk4t | crayzk4t

NTA stands up for daughter against harmful myth and bullying 💪

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

NTA. Good on you for protecting your daughter 🙌

SantaGay | SantaGay

Deafness is not a weakness, sign language is not a crutch. NTA! 🔝🤟

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Stand up to bullies, even if they're your child's friends! 💪

zippykaiyay | zippykaiyay

Teaching sign language to hearing babies is helpful. NTA, mom.

banansplaining | banansplaining

Respectful decision-making praised in deaf child's friend group. 👍

blueskittless | blueskittless

Curious NTA asks about communication and offers empathy and perspective.

BeatingsGalore | BeatingsGalore

NTA. Lilly's behavior was affecting your daughter. Stand up for them. 👏

MeringuepieMoth | MeringuepieMoth

Deaf child forbidden from signing with friends. NTA.

songintherain | songintherain

Deaf commenter sympathizes with excluded child, shares own struggles.

PaleMarionette | PaleMarionette

Deaf girl's mom tried to force OP's daughter to speak. NTA 👏

unknowntoastie | unknowntoastie

Navigating the line between protection and learning from situations 🤔

SensitiveAutistic | SensitiveAutistic

Stand up against discrimination and educate on disability acceptance. 👊

BeautifulWorking6 | BeautifulWorking6

Questioning the mother's judgement in a supportive way 🤔

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NTA. The mother sounds insufferable and it'll only harm the daughter.

bill_end | bill_end

Are the daughters really interested in playing with her?

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Learning ASL and supportive of keeping child away from negative influence. 👍

Pink_Monkey_World | Pink_Monkey_World

Mother's ego prevents daughter from playing with deaf girl 😠

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Don't let others push their opinions on your child. 🙏

MennionSaysSo | MennionSaysSo

Deaf community criticizes oral schools; parent praised for support. NTA

zippyzeal | zippyzeal

Parenting choices respected, boundaries set. NTA 👏

Spirit_Falcon | Spirit_Falcon

NTA. Lily's mother is ableist, making Lily hate herself. Your daughters won't be a good influence on Lily.

iheartyourpsyche | iheartyourpsyche

Defending the child's right to play, but suspicions arise. 🤔

vaguelyambiguous1 | vaguelyambiguous1

Mom denies child's deafness, accuses of discrimination. Warning given.

Smooth_Fee | Smooth_Fee

Standing up to ignorance: Learning sign language is not stupid 💪

chrisnada317 | chrisnada317

Learning sign language should be a priority in schools 👍

schux99 | schux99

NTA! Keep raising well-rounded kids 👏

Aviendha3711 | Aviendha3711

Respecting boundaries is key, NTA handled it well 👍

NYCnole | NYCnole

Mom's shame for daughter's deafness leads to unfair treatment. 😢

ThatSapphicBanana | ThatSapphicBanana

Heartbreaking account of deaf girl's mistreatment due to archaic beliefs.

skywalkera420 | skywalkera420

NTA calls out narcissistic parent for discriminatory behavior 😠

Piercedbunny | Piercedbunny

Teaching sign language is beneficial and the mother is TA 💔🤟

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

Mother defends daughter from bullying, says NTA in comments.

re_nonsequiturs | re_nonsequiturs

Surprising aversion to sign language and ignorance around deafness 😕

ayshasmysha | ayshasmysha

Mother bans child's method of communication, commenter says NTA.

stefiscool | stefiscool

Criticizing a parent's inability to afford a CI is classist 💔

Harleequinn93 | Harleequinn93

Support for parent standing up for daughter's communication choices. 👍

Legal-Ad-321 | Legal-Ad-321

Deaf community evolves, but not everyone is keeping up 🤷

Emilia_S | Emilia_S

Deaf culture clash leads to communication conflict. NTA verdict.

Pistalrose | Pistalrose

Don't let shame dictate your child's friendships. 👏

littlepinkgrowl | littlepinkgrowl

Deaf child's language development is crucial. NTA comment agrees.

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Teacher claps back at discriminatory parent. NTA 💯

Korrin | Korrin

Heartbreaking situation for the little girl. NTA, ableist mom.

childlesswinemom | childlesswinemom

Breaking down barriers: Living with a deaf sibling.

Pence-Fly-8990 | Pence-Fly-8990

Learning ASL is not a hindrance. NTA, but be kind.

OptimistConfuse | OptimistConfuse

Deaf/HoH commenter defends Lily's right to interact; calls mom 'a**hole'. 💎

A8JS | A8JS

Mom forbids deaf girl from playing with friends due to ableism 😡

Flaky-flamingoes | Flaky-flamingoes

Deaf girl forbidden from playing with friends. NTA stands up.

flamingobay | flamingobay

Deafphobia and the controversy around cochlear implants explained by commenter.

FearlessWillow9069 | FearlessWillow9069

Parent defends deaf daughter against discriminatory neighbor. NTA 👍

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Defending parenting choices and boundaries. 🙌

Nomadic-Weasel | Nomadic-Weasel

Deaf children deserve to be part of their community 🤟

rowenaravenclaw0 | rowenaravenclaw0

NTA, OP! Don't let ignorant people dictate your parenting choices. 🙌

whomenow1313 | whomenow1313

Learning ASL doesn't subtract from speaking; NTA for preventing discrimination. 👍

enbyembroidery | enbyembroidery

Setting boundaries for bad behavior, not deafness. NTA! ✋

TankShotsFire | TankShotsFire

Explain to your kids why Lily's mom's behavior was wrong. 💬

CrowEnvironmental511 | CrowEnvironmental511

Empathy for a silenced child. Ableist mom receives backlash. #NTA

RowyAus | RowyAus

Cutting toxic ties: the right move 👌

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Different parenting views can hinder children's friendships. NTA comment.

Eladiun | Eladiun

NTA. Supporting Lily's mother's views could harm your children. 👍

miasabine | miasabine

Different parenting values affect child's communication. NTA 🤔

sreno77 | sreno77

NTA stands up for child with cochlear implant, tells off parent 🦻

KnightofForestsWild | KnightofForestsWild

Prioritizing daughters over Lily's parents, NTA comment section.

helendestroy | helendestroy

Standing up for child's rights, not against cochlear implants. 👏

CharmingSeat6364 | CharmingSeat6364

Mother defends deaf girl's right to play with friends. 👏

ittybittymomma | ittybittymomma

Discrimination against child with cochlear implants. NTA for ending contact. 👍

Bangbangsmashsmash | Bangbangsmashsmash

Cutting off toxic friends is hard, but necessary for parenting. 👍

l3rambi | l3rambi

Encouraging support for a mother of a hard of hearing child.

yourcuppa_t | yourcuppa_t

Breaking down barriers: Children learning from each other despite parents' prejudices 👏

Ando13131 | Ando13131

Protecting daughter from toxic deaf community. NTA 😢

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