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9 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
5 Ways to Get Your Spouse on the Same Page About Your Child’s Special Needs
One of the most common complaints and questions I get asked is how can I get my spouse or partner on the same page about my child's special needs. This question comes up because the primary care-giver can see the child's struggle, but the secondary care-giver can not. In this video I share why this situation can happen, things you need to take into consideration, and 5 ways to present information that can help get your Spouse on board. OTHER LINKS: Tracking Video: This is the Fastest Way to Figure Out What's Going on With Your Child's Behavior: http://bit.ly/2cqy2x6 Don't for get to join our Facebook Community: http://bit.ly/FBMunchkin Grab My Book: Making Sense of Munchkin, a Mother's Journey to Calm with a Special Needs Child - http://amzn.to/2hCRG8f Empowered Parent Program: 7 Steps to Stop Your Child's Constant Emotional & Behavioral Issues http://bit.ly/EPPCrazy2Calm
20 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
How to Create Financial Freedom & 6 Ways to Afford Therapy When You Are Broke
I talk to a lot of other Special Needs Parents who feel like they are drowning because they are in debt, and fighting for services for their children. Then layer on the daily struggles of raising a special needs child...it's exhausting. I am here to tell you that you can become debt free, regardless of your child's extra needs, and I am going to give you 6 ways you find therapy on a tight budget. In this podcast I share our story on how we started out being $35K in debt and short over $500 each month to being debt free for the last 2 years, all while ensuring our special needs child received the services she needed. I share how to set up a budget, how to move from being in the red to having positive cash flow each month by addressing expenses and incoming revenue, and 6 ways to afford the services your child needs when money is tight. Don't for get to join our Facebook Community: http://bit.ly/FBMunchkin Grab My Book: Making Sense of Munchkin, a Mother's Journey to Calm with a Special Needs Child - http://amzn.to/2hCRG8f Empowered Parent Program: 7 Steps to Stop Your Child's Constant Emotional & Behavioral Issues http://bit.ly/EPPCrazy2Calm Resource Links for this podcast * https://blogs.webmd.com/mental-health/20191101/how-to-get-therapy-when-money-and-time-are-tight * https://www.specialneedsalliance.org/the-voice/government-programs-for-children-with-disabilities/ * https://www.special-education-degree.net/14-programs-for-children-with-special-needs/
15 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
4 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus & Concentration
A couple of weeks ago, I asked parents what the biggest issue their child was struggling with. Almost everyone said focus and concentration. With that said, I thought I would take this opportunity to share my thoughts with you on ways to help you re-frame your thoughts surrounding focus and ways you can help your child focus. In this podcast I share 3 myths that surround #Focus & #ADHD while also giving you 4 more tips to help your child improve their focus.
27 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Special Needs Parenting Questions & Answers
Sometimes you need help with a specific issue you are dealing with. In this video I asked my special needs parenting community what questions and situations they need the most help on. Here are the questions they asked and we are going to tackle: Question #1: How to help my child with ADHD with their schoolwork? Question #2: How to potty train an older child? Question #3: Where is the best place to get information on math dyscalculia? Have you found a curriculum that addresses dyscalculia? What games do you use to keep math fun with a struggling student? Question #4: Is there a website that suggests OT & PT activities for kids? Question #5: How do you meet friends? Other mommies who can understand and offer support/bounce ideas off of? And friends for your children?
12 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
3 Words to Eliminate from Your Parenting Vocabulary That Trigger Meltdowns
If you have a child who struggles with meltdowns or tantrum it can be hard to prevent. However, over the years working with our daughter we have learned that there are 3 words we use too often that can trigger theses tantrums and meltdowns. In this episode I explain what those 3 words are, why they trigger our children, and what to say instead.
9 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
The 3Ds to Stopping any Child Meltdown Super Fast
Meltdowns & tantrums feel like they last eternity. We as parents want to get back to calm so we can understand what happened. In this video I explain the 3D's Strategy technique we use with 95% effectiveness to stop a meltdown.
12 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
How to Deal with School Bullying
Now that kids are back to school, bullying can be a real problem. In this weeks Thriv'n episode I tackle How to Deal with School Bullying by discussing; *Why I Believe Kids Become Bullies *What You Can Do to Help Your Child *What Can We do to Prevent Bullying in our Schools
9 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
7 Ways to Calm an Angry Child
Being angry is a natural feeling, but what you do when your angry is an important skill for kids to learn. Often they struggle with how to cope with being angry. In this video I share 7 Ways to Calm an Angry Child, so you can help through the issue, get back to calm, to get to a better understanding of what triggered the anger, and get on with life.
14 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
9 Ways to Help Your Child Build Friendships
Special Needs Kids often have difficulty making friends due to their social skill struggles and other kids not being accepting of your child's struggles. Where does that leave our kids? What can you do to help? This is a topic that really hits home for me. It is heartbreaking 💔 to see our kids struggle with feeling lonely. Often other kids shy away from being friends with our kids. In this episode of Thriv'n I put together 9 Ways You Can Help Your Child Build Friendships.
13 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
How to Improve Your Child's Sleep Naturally
Sleep is so critical to your child's focus, mood, and behavior. Yet, many kids struggle to get a good nights sleep. In this video, I talk about the 3 areas you can address to naturally help your child to get an amazing night's sleep.
13 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
How to Create a Successful Kickstart to the Upcoming School Year
With School only 4-6 weeks away, now is the time to begin to get ready. On today's Thriv'n episode I share my tips on How to Create a Successful Kickstart to the Upcoming School Year from bedtime routines, to creating homework spaces.
12 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
7 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Executive Functioning Skills
As school approaches, parents are wondering how they can help their child be successful in the classroom. Did you know that it takes 8 different skills for your child to be able to function? Everything from emotional grounding, to planning, to prioritizing. These are all part of executive function. In this episode I talk about exactly what executive functioning is, why it's important, and 7 ways you can help your child improve those skills.
16 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Have No Support
As a special needs parent who doesn't have a large support network, I found it crucial to my health and ability to handle my child to find time for self-care. The hard part about that, is what do you when you don't have support? When does that leave you time to take care of yourself? In this episode I share the 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Have No Support.
8 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
4 Ways to End Power Struggle with Your Kids
Are you sick and tired of asking your kids to do something, and it ends up in a shouting match because they want control? In this episode I share 4 tips to End Power Struggles with Your Kids and still get things done.
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