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Welcome to Thriving in the Midst of Chaos! This show is about surviving parenthood while having a child with special needs, while attempting to keep your self and your sanity intact. We share our experiences and discuss how we survived, what worked for us, and what didn’t work for us. This is a nonjudgmental space, to realize that we all actually WILL live through this and to make thriving in parenthood an actual possibility. We will also be sharing fails, nails, and comical tales, as well as one self-care strategy each week that helped keep us sane.

Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids Jessica and Lewis Temple

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to Thriving in the Midst of Chaos! This show is about surviving parenthood while having a child with special needs, while attempting to keep your self and your sanity intact. We share our experiences and discuss how we survived, what worked for us, and what didn’t work for us. This is a nonjudgmental space, to realize that we all actually WILL live through this and to make thriving in parenthood an actual possibility. We will also be sharing fails, nails, and comical tales, as well as one self-care strategy each week that helped keep us sane.

    Maximizing Communication With Your Child With Guest Rosemarie Griffin

    Maximizing Communication With Your Child With Guest Rosemarie Griffin

    Episode 124:Maximizing Communication With Your Child With Guest Rosemarie Griffin
    In this episode, guest Rosemarie Griffin discusses ways to maximize your communication with your child and ways to help them grow their communication skills. 
     
    Links:
    Website
    Podcast
     
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
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    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple 
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2022 Jessica Temple

    • 35 min
    Demystifying the IEP With Guest Beth Liesenfeld

    Demystifying the IEP With Guest Beth Liesenfeld

    Episode 123: Demystifying the IEP With Guest Beth Liesenfeld 
    In this episode, we discuss OT in the schools and understanding all the parts of the IEP, to make everything work for each child. 
     
    Links:
    Website
     
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
    Check out updates on our website.
    Follow Thriving on Twitter.
    Check us out on Facebook!
    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple 
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2022 Jessica Temple

    • 54 min
    Partnering With Care Professionals With Guest Craig Parks

    Partnering With Care Professionals With Guest Craig Parks

    Episode 122: Partnering With Care Professionals With Guest Craig Parks
    In this episode, guest Craig Parks discusses the best ways to partner with care professionals. 
    Links:
    Website
    Email
     
     
     
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
    Check out updates on our website.
    Follow Thriving on Twitter.
    Check us out on Facebook!
    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

    • 47 min
    Divorce and Special Needs Parenting

    Divorce and Special Needs Parenting

    Episode 121: Divorce and Special Needs Parenting
    In this episode, Jessica speaks candidly about going through and coping with divorce during the pandemic, while raising children with special needs. 
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
    Check out updates on our website.
    Follow Thriving on Twitter.
    Check us out on Facebook!
    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple and Lewis Temple
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

    • 17 min
    Betsy Stover's Experience With Medical Trauma

    Betsy Stover's Experience With Medical Trauma

    Episode 120: Betsy Stover's Experience With Medical Trauma
    In this episode, Betsy Stover, the lovely podcast host of Why Mommy Drinks, discusses her experience with helping her child cope with medical trauma. Her youngest son, Odie, went through two open heart surgeries, one at 2 and one at 5. He coped really well at age 2. However, the doctors didn't listen to him or show him respect after this second surgery and did not explain any medical procedures to him or provide any form of pain management. Betsy discusses how she, her husband, and her son coped with living through and observing medical trauma in the day and age of COVID-19. 
    Links:
    Why Mommy Drinks
    Podcast Instagram
    Betsy's Instagram
    Illuminati Improv
     
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
    Check out updates on our website.
    Follow Thriving on Twitter.
    Check us out on Facebook!
    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple and Lewis Temple
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

    • 1 hr 7 min
    I Hate Potty Training

    I Hate Potty Training

    Episode 119: I Hate Potty Training
    In this episode, Jessica discusses the trials and tribulations of potty training children. Spoiler alert: She hates it!
     
    Email us if you have any questions or ideas!
    We are now on instagram!
    Check out updates on our website.
    Follow Thriving on Twitter.
    Check us out on Facebook!
    We are also on Pinterest!
     
     
    Please subscribe to our podcast in the iTunes store, or wherever you find your podcasts, Leave us a 5-star review, to help us know what you like and what you don't like, and to make sure other like-minded people find support through this podcast.
    Show Music:
    Intro Outro: Intro Outro 2 by Mattias Lahoud under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Theme Song: 90s rock style by monkeyman535 under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
    Self Care Song: Green and Orange No Water by Duncan Alex under CC-BY 3.0 License (www.freesound.org)
     
    Hosted by: Jessica Temple and Lewis Temple
     
    Disclaimer: Our show is not designed to provide listeners with specific or personal legal, medical, or professional services or advice. Parents of children with health issues should always consult their health care provider for medical advice, medication, or treatment.
    Copyright 2021 Jessica Temple

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

After Dinner Conversatoin ,

For Parents

Really nice podcast for parents. I'm just getting into the show, but have found the two episodes I've listened to to be really helpful!

riddikuluspatronus1 ,

Fantastic!

Amazing and informative podcast. Great podcast for parents. Detailed and engaging. The advice is very specific in regards to children, and helpful for different situations. It’s a very helpful tool for parents that have children with special needs.

Magnetic Mismatch ,

Great resource, eye opening perspective

thank you both for creating this podcast and providing insight on such an important topic. I know a few parents who have special needs children (and adults), and I've tuned them into your show since I think they'll enjoy it. I listened to your episode on "raising a special needs child into adulthood". I found it very inspiring and feel way more educated on the subject, had no idea how much emotional/mental fatigue parents have to endure. Subscribed

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