Parenting children with mental health challenges can be isolating and lonely. On this podcast we will be meeting with therapists and other experts to provide resources and help with parenting kids with special needs. We will discuss subjects such as ADHD, Tourette syndrome, anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, IEP's, 504 plans.
031 Tourette Syndrome 101 with Wendy Wegman
Tourette syndrome is a neurological syndrome that is diagnosed by motor and vocal tics over a period of at least a year. It is often misunderstood and under diagnosed. In this episode we learn from Wendy Wegman the education expert at the Tourette association of America all about this vast syndrome and the co-occuring conditions that often go along with it such as ADHD, OCD, anxiety, learning disabilities, rage, behavioral challenges among others. More resources listed below:
Parents Rising membership group
Parent and family resource guide to Tourette syndrome
What is Tourette syndrome
Educator's guide to Tourette syndrome
Register for the FREE conference about Tourette syndrome
030 Are you an Armored or Daring Parent? with Cheryl Cardall
What kind of a leader parent are you? Are you self protected and armored or are you vulnerable and courageous? Do you lead with hurt or your heart? Do lead with control or empathy and connection? This episode shares how we as parents are the leaders in our home and set the tone for the relationships we are building. I chat about Brené Brown's book Dare to Lead and podcast and share her Whole hearted parenting manifesto.
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Dare to Lead Book
Dare to lead workbook
Armored vs daring leadership: Dare to lead podcast
Download for whole hearted parenting manifesto
029 Warrior Woman My Life with OCD with Kristen Walker Smith
In this "In the trenches" episode where we open up the discussion about mental health in an attempt to smash the stigma, I talk with Kristen Smith who opens up about her OCD. She candidly talks about how it affects her daily life and relationships with her children and husband. She is open talking about how she found help, does therapy and takes medication. She says she is grateful every day for that pill that helps her live a life where she can be fully herself. We laugh a lot and she is delightful.
Information about Obsessive compulsive disorder
028 Beyond Behaviors with Dr. Mona Delahooke
Dr. Mona Delahooke, child psychologist and best selling author shares her expertise on the core reasons behind some of the most challenging behaviors our kids exhibit. Why do tantrums, defiance, back talk and disrespect happen? Dr. Delahooke in her research has found that most difficult behaviors happen when a child's nervous system is immature and signals to the child they are unsafe. She talks about the often diagnosed disorder ODD (oppositional defiance disorder) and deconstructs it into a child or teen feeling unsafe and threatened. This is a powerful episode for parents or educators to listen to and learn from. It has the potential for a big perspective shift in our parenting and attitudes towards our kids behaviors
Dr. Mona Delahooke website
Get the Beyond Behaviors book
027 Bullying and How To Be An Upstander with Amber Robbins
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a perceived or real power imbalance that is repeated over time. Amber Robbins shares her expertise and person experiences about bullying and the importance of not being just a bystander but an Upstander. When witnesses to bullying intervene, the bullying stops within 10 seconds more than half the time. We can teach our kids to be kind but also to have personal boundaries and to stand up for others who need them.
Stop bullying website
Amber Robbins website
Latter-day families stand podcast
026 - Raising Kids with Mental Illness with Aymee Callister & Courtney Brown
Three moms raising kids with mental illness get honest and real about the struggles, but also the joys and gifts from raising these warrior kids. You'll hear some of the challenges facing families raising kids and teens with developing brains who struggle with their mental health. Diagnoses change, medications work until they don't, therapists and therapies work until they don't any longer. It's riding the waves of the ups and downs and yet the love of our kids and the gifts we find make it all worth it.
Armored Vs Daring Leadership
What great thoughts!! I’m working on my courage, abundance and rising up!!
Thank you so much!!!
I am NOT alone! ❤️Thank you so much, it is SO real and needs to be talked about!
Cheryl has great guests and is relatable in sharing her experience! Thank you for all the resources!