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Melissa A

Melissa A. and her husband have 2 young sons, E and M, and a new baby daughter. Melissa's son E has hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant. Melissa works as an administrative assistant for a non-profit and also runs a bullying prevention group and a book-related fan group, in addition to blogging for Empowering Parents. You can check out Melissa’s personal blog here.

Should Bullied Kids Get Plastic Surgery?

When I read the article about the bullied girl who had plastic surgery on her ears, nose and chin because she was tired of being taunted and teased, it bothered me on many levels. I know what bullying is like, and I’ll agree that it’s awful. However, I felt that such changes were drastic and that there... Read more »

Father’s Day Love Letter to My Husband

With Father’s Day coming up, I tend to think a bit more about my husband’s role as a father to our kids. I’ve heard of some cases where the fathers have very little involvement with their kids, in comparison to the mothers. However, that is definitely not the case in our home. My husband is... Read more »

Nervous Wreck: When My Baby Had Cochlear Implant Surgery

A while back, I wrote about preparing kids for surgery. However, the game changes quite a bit when you're talking about an infant or toddler! When that’s the case, it's more about preparing the parents. Just like our son E, our daughter has hearing loss. And just like E, she had to get a cochlear implant... Read more »