Tag: Parenting

Episode #17 | Parent Guilt

Episode #17 | Parent Guilt

I think that all parents feel guilt in some capacity when it comes to raising children.  Unfortunately, the feeling of guilt sometimes runs a little deeper when your child has special needs. In this podcast, a very authentic group of parents joined me to discuss ways that parent guilt (and a bit of rage) has manifested in their lives. We hope that this podcast helps normalize any feelings of guilt you may be feeling. We will continue to podcast on this important topic moving forward as we discuss other ways guilt manifests within a family. In the meantime, we hope this podcast episode helps you feel that you are not alone.

*we apologize for the poor audio quality of this podcast.

Episode #12 | Family Activities

Episode #12 | Family Activities

We set a new guest attendance record for this fun podcast recording where we all shared stories about family activities that may not have gone exactly as expected.  Trust us, it does get better with time and some therapy interventions under your belt.  In this podcast you will find some insight into some family activities that you might find will work for your special needs family such as:

  • Geocaching
  • Food Courts and Mall Activities
  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Sporting Events
  • Family friendly restaurants
  • AMC Sensory Friendly Movies

 

Episode #3 | Pros and Cons of Pharmaceuticals

Episode #3 | Pros and Cons of Pharmaceuticals

Parents are often faced with making very difficult decisions when it comes to the welfare of their children.  Choosing to explore the world of pharmaceuticals for their child is often one of them. In this podcast I was joined by a large group of parents who shared with us:

  • Why they chose to try pharmaceuticals with their child affected by autism;
  • Side effects  and negative experiences they encountered prescription medications;
  • Strategies for onboarding new medications;
  • What happens when your child is resistant to taking the medications;
  • Why some parents have chosen to avoid the use of prescription medications.

 

Episode #1 | Dirty Looks in Public

Episode #1 | Dirty Looks in Public

If you’re an autism parent, then you know what I’m talking about.  Public scenes or outburst happen from time-to-time, and I have a fun group of autism parents join me in episode #1 of ISAAC’s Autism in the Wild to:

  • Share personal stories, both serious as well as outrageously funny
  • Experiences at church and during worship
  • Ways parents made their needs known to people in the community
  • Some feelings on what parents wish the community would do to help support autism parents during these unfortunate situations.