In this highly personal episode, I share my journey of self-diagnosis with autism and how it’s provided clarity and insight into my life experiences. You’ll hear voicemails from my therapist explaining my screening results and conversations with friends about friendship challenges. I address listener feedback, discussing how my podcast episodes are perceived as both helpful and judgmental. The goal is to help you understand yourself better and recognize that your child’s struggles reflect their needs, not a need for fixing. It’s about better understanding and meeting those needs for both you and your child.
Explore the concept of “Doing Hard Things” and how it relates to fostering grit and a love of learning in your child. Discover effective ways to support your child’s learning journey, even if you’re not an expert or lack a teaching credential. This episode delves into these essential aspects of parenting and education.
Explore the world of parenting styles in this episode, including a surprising statement by Dr. Diana Baumrind, the creator of these styles. We delve into the effectiveness and impacts of different parenting styles, challenging common beliefs. Get ready for a thought-provoking discussion that reevaluates our understanding of authoritative parenting and the research behind it.