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About This Show
This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Parenting in the Rain will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Parenting in the Rain, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.
Most Recent Episode
45: Cultivating Competence, Confidence, & a Sense of Purpose in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Temple Grandin
I’m really excited about this episode with Dr. Temple Grandin! She’s so inspirational to me and many around the world. She has written so many books on Autism! In this episode, she talks about what it was like growing up for her with Autism, what helps and what doesn’t. She also provides some great tips for parents, teachers, and therapists to help raise kids that have a sense of purpose and a strong work ethic that can go on to thrive in emotionally, socially, and occupationally. I first heard of Dr. Grandin from a friend of mine, Stephanie Sanders. She is the Speech Therapist and the author of the FILTER Approach that I had on the podcast way back in episode 28. If you haven’t listened to that episode, please do. It’s a good one! I love Stephanie and her work. Her book is fantastic. It provides a step by step curriculum to help children with social communication skills. I worked with her when I was a school counselor and had the opportunity to really see her work help some of the same kids I was working with... it’s amazing. Also, one more thing before we jump into my conversation with Dr. Grandin. My colleague, Robert Cox, has a podcast and a book coming out soon that I am super, crazy excited about. It’s called Listening to Autism. He was also a guest on my podcast back in Episode 24 – “Teaching Kids with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder to Calm Their Chaos through Mindfulness.” On his podcast “Listening to Autism” he brings in research, lots of information from professionals. He draws on his 24 years of experience of working with people with Autism as well as explores effective treatment approaches to really help. One thing that I love about his work is that he looks at helping through the lens of trauma, to really help. He also has a book in the final stages at the time of this recording “The Life Recovery Method”. You can find Robert at www.liferecoveryconsulting.com Okay, so here are the highlights of my conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin. It’s important to get a child that is non-verbal into speech therapy as soon as possible. There’s 3 types of minds - photo-visual thinking, pattern thinker, and the person that thinks in words. It’s important to “stretch” kids to expose them to things that help them grow. Build on children’s strength