If you’re parenting a child who walks through the world a little–or a lot–differently, or if you’re hoping to raise kids who see differences as opportunities instead of deficits, this conversation is for you. Sarah chats with Debbie Reber, mom of a 15-year-old “differently wired” son and leader of TiLT Parenting, a movement that both celebrates neurodiversity and recognizes the challenges that kids and parents face in navigating a world designed for one type of learner.
Sarah and Debbie discuss why grouping differences like giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing issues, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorder all together can give parents a sense of community and advocacy in a way that keeping them separate cannot, and what parents of differently wired kids can do to keep themselves afloat during stressful times. We also take a few questions from our listener community–take a listen!
- Find more information about Debbie’s podcast- The TiLT Parenting Podcast, TiLT Education, and other resources on her website TiltParenting.com
- Check out Debbie’s book, Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope (Amazon affiliate link)
- Debbie mentioned Jessica Lahey’s book The Gift of Failure (Amazon affiliate link)
- Debbie talked about the TiLT Together Facebook Group
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