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Free Webinar Replay: Accepting Your Child’s Diagnosis: Transform Your Mindset, Thoughts, and Actions

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn tips for supporting neurodiverse children with Deborah Reber.

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 webinar, you’ll learn:

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

The slides include Reflection Questions to help parents accept their children’s diagnosis, allow time to mourn, learn to see their child through a strength-based lens, and transform fears about their child’s future into positive focus on the future.

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

 


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Deborah Reber is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, podcast, and global online community for parents raising differently wired children. Her TiLT Parenting Podcast—on which she interviews high-profile thought leaders in parenting and education—has grown to be a top podcast in iTunes’ Kids and Family category, with more than 350,000 downloads.

Before launching TiLT, Debbie spent 15 years writing inspiring books for teen girls, including her most recent, Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything. In 2013, she moved to Amsterdam, where she lives with her husband Derin and homeschools her 13-year-old twice-exceptional son, Asher. Debbie’s book about parenting atypical kids, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, came out in June.


Webinar Sponsor


The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

Play Attention: Having a neurodiverse child doesn’t mean they can’t learn, it simply means they learn differently. Play Attention understands. This is why we customize everyone’s program to specifically address their particular strengths and weaknesses. Play Attention is the leader in neurocognitive training that improves Executive Function and Self-Regulation. Schedule your free professional consult today. We will listen and customize a plan that works for you and your child.  Call 800-788-6786.  www.playattention.com

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  1. My question in advance of the podcast:

    My child avoids situations that are difficult for him. Left to himself, he’ll play by himself, hyper-focusing on a narrow band of interests. He’s young (kindergarten) and when we encourage him to branch beyond that narrow band, it will often lead to melt-downs. Pre-teaching and talking through things before hand helps, but he struggles with getting out of his comfort zone, especially if the new task is others-led and requires following directions and waiting before taking action.

    How do we gauge how much we should push him to do new things versus let him set his own course? Sometimes the new things eventually become his new favorite things — but it takes many repetitions and bad experiences to get there. When the activity involves other small children, we hear comments like “I don’t like his manners” and “Why is he so naughty?”

    I don’t know how to balance wanting him to have a fulfilled, exploratory, happy life and pushing him too hard, causing more anxiety. I’m also worried about the perceptions of other children, other parents, etc.

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