Parenting Neurodiverse Kids, Spring Ahead, Simplicity of Health (#39)

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At The Monkey Mashup, we provide a supportive community and a wealth of resources for parents looking for tips and guidance on parenting, including neurodiverse or differently wired children. Our goal is to help parents embrace their role and navigate the challenges of raising a child who may have unique needs.

Here is this week’s “Monday Mashup”, a quick list of what we are finding useful. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward it to friends. 

What We Watched

In a recent podcast episode, Dr. Nicole Beurkens and Debbie Reber explore the challenges and rewards of parenting neurodiverse or differently-wired children. The discussion focuses on embracing the child’s strengths and needs rather than trying to fix them, and shifting away from the school-enforced goals and stigma surrounding neurodivergent children. Instead, the conversation offers practical tips and resources for parents to help their children thrive in a world that may not always understand or accommodate their unique needs.

As the founder of TiLT Parenting, a leading resource for parents raising differently wired children, Reber offers valuable insights into the journey of parenting a neurodiverse child, emphasizing the importance of taking a marathon, not a sprint, approach. Through her work and personal experiences, Reber has developed a wealth of knowledge and resources to help parents navigate the challenges of raising neurodivergent children and fostering positive, fulfilling relationships with their children.

Don’t miss out on valuable tips and resources for parenting neurodiverse or differently-wired children from Dr. Nicole Beurkens and Debbie Reber.

(Watch it here)

This Week’s Article

This informative piece offers parents a range of helpful tips and ideas for enjoying the spring season with their children. From outdoor gardening and nature exploration to seasonal events, it highlights a variety of activities that families can participate in. The author emphasizes the importance of quality time spent together and creating lasting memories. In addition, the article provides valuable resources and links to assist parents in planning their spring activities. (Read here)

Helper of the Week

Simplicity of Health is a registered and licensed occupational therapist with 6 years of experience in pediatrics. She is dedicated to working closely with the families of children who have sensory deficits that impact sleep, diet, academic performance, mental health, relationships, and more. She would love to work with your family on a consultative basis to offer to coach, provide strategies, and work through your child’s concerns one by one.

And, as always, please give us feedback on Twitter. Which topic above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Please let us know. Just send a tweet to @themonkeymashup and put #themondaymashup at the end so we can find it.

Have a wonderful week, all.

Much love to you and your family,

The Monkey Mashup Staff

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