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Listen to “Parent Different: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World” with Deborah Reber

Tune in to listen as Deborah Reber discusses how to parent a child with ADHD or another neuro-difference from a place of confidence, joy, and possibility instead of fear.

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Listen to “Parent Different: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World” with Deborah Reber

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Your child is wired differently. When you first learn this, you can’t anticipate the strange and different path your life will follow. Embracing and supporting every aspect of your child, including his or her neuro-differences, is complicated work. It is also important and fulfilling beyond your imagination.

Between the difficulties our kids face in school, to the challenges we face daily at home, to the mental and emotional hurdles we must vault while trying to allay concerns about future unknowns, parents raising atypical, neurodiverse kids often experience periods of sadness, isolation, and overwhelm. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can parent your child from a place of confidence, joy, and possibility.

In this episode, learn:

  • How to process your child’s diagnosis in a way that honors and supports your emotional experience (even if the diagnosis happened years ago)
  • Ways to see your child through a lens of strengths rather than deficits
  • How to parent from a place of possibility instead of fear
  • The importance of helping your child embrace self-discovery and self-knowledge
  • How to help kids learn more about who they are rather than punishing or pointing out differences
  • Best strategies for shifting your mindset, thoughts, and actions, to full embrace who your child is

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Listener testimonials:

  • Excellent! So important to shift our thinking and focus on strengths. Loved the term “compassionately educate”; as a school psychologist, I will use this term to help my colleagues grow and develop their skill sets for working with neurodiversity!
  • Fantastic speaker with practical to-do’s for parents!

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on October 10, 2019

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