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34 minutes | 4 months ago
Navigating Back-to-School Choices for Kids With Disabilities During the Pandemic
Online learning, hybrid models, or full-time school. These are the options and choices to navigate as this new school year begins in the midst of a global pandemic. What are we -- parents of kids with disabilities -- to do? Find show notes and a transcript at: ellenstumbo.com/epsiode38/
53 minutes | 9 months ago
What to Share (and Not to Share) About Your Child With a Disability
Because of social media, many people nowadays live their lives in “public.” From what you ordered at a restaurant, to rants about neighbors, to new hairdos. Everything goes… including sometimes our children’s privacy.
69 minutes | 10 months ago
Bringing Together Parents of Kids With Disabilities and Disabled Adults
Ellen Stumbo, Kevin Timpe, and Carlyle King discuss the "great divide" between parents of disabled children and actually disabled individuals.
24 minutes | a year ago
Let’s Talk About Resolutions as Parents of Kids With Disabilities
The New Year is a great time to start "new." But how do resolutions work when we have already so much on our plate?
51 minutes | a year ago
What Working Options Do Parents of Kids With Disabilities Have?
Parents of kids with disabilities have three main needs: Need for autonomy: being able to direct our lives. Need for relationships with people we love. Need for competence: being able to express ourselves in ways we are good at and receiving some recognition from our work. Entrepreneurship can be an act of radical self-care; an opportunity to craft what is in your heart into an income generating opportunity. What can we realistically do? How does this become self-care? We need to learn to listen to ourselves. Related: When the Primary Caretaker of a Child With a Disability Gets Sick Figure out your what. Get crystal clear on the what, then you can figure out the how. Learning your strengths are the ingredients for the how. Believe you are worth discovering yourself. We cannot balance all the things. You cannot give equal time or energy to all the things you do. We need to explore all the hard feelings (like anger, disappointment, sadness) and deal with them before we can truly experience joy and happiness and all the positive things. “Your work should serve your heart.” — Faith Clarke
46 minutes | a year ago
This Is Anxiety When You Parent Kids With Disabilities
Dr. Liz Matheis, a clinical psychologist, answers the following questions: What is the difference between stress and anxiety? What does anxiety look like? What can it look like? What's normal and when does anxiety become a problem? What are skills to learn or strategies so I can manage my anxiety better? If I have anxiety, does that mean that I have to see a mental health counselor or take meds? Can my faith help with anxiety? It's so frustrating to hear that I need to pray more and read my Bible.
47 minutes | a year ago
When the Primary Caretaker Gets Sick
Parenting kids with disabilities means parents often times are more involved caretakers, but what if the primary caretaker gets sick? How does a family stay afloat during a medical crisis?
40 minutes | a year ago
Ellen Stumbo and Erin Loraine chat with Jen Jacob, the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. They discuss what parents need most when their child is diagnosed with a disability, what resources are helpful, and there is life after the diagnosis.
44 minutes | 3 years ago
When Kids With Disabilities 'Wander' or'Elope'
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Embracing Our Limits as Special Needs Parents
Challenges of taking care of our kids. Lack of time to do everything. Learning to say "no." Cutting back where you can.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Surviving the Summer With Kids With Disabilities
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Helping Our Children With Learning Disabilities
43 minutes | 4 years ago
Disability Etiquette When Meeting Kids With Disabilities and Their Families
53 minutes | 4 years ago
Surviving the NICU
39 minutes | 4 years ago
The Typical Siblings: This Is What They Have to Say
38 minutes | 4 years ago
Tips on Vacationing With Kids With Disabilities
60 minutes | 4 years ago
What you need to know about cerebral palsy from adults with CP.
"You are okay. You are enough. There are a lot of things you can do. it's okay to need help. You are not wrong or broken. There are other people like you."
17 minutes | 4 years ago
World Down Syndrome Day
50 minutes | 4 years ago
School Choices for Kids With Disabilities
66 minutes | 4 years ago
PTSD in Kids with Disabilities and in Special Needs Parents
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