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EP 953B - Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

Summary: While children living with neurodifferences have certain struggles, their parents also have a rough journey.
Air Date: 8/13/19
Duration: 16:32
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Deborah Reber, Founder of TiLT Parenting
Deborah Reber is a bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker who has spent the past fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens. However, raising a twice-exceptional son and experiencing the heartaches, headaches, confusion, and unexpected gifts that is typical for parents raising these exceptional kids sparked a transformation in Debbie’s passion and led to a conscious shift from the realm of teen advocacy to the world of supporting the millions of parents who are raising unique kids.

She launched TiLT Parenting, a website, podcast, and social media community in April 2016, where she is building a community of supportive parents of neurodiverse children.
  • Book Title: Differently Wired. Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/tiltparenting/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @TiltParenting
EP 953B - Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
At least one in five kids are in some way not neurotypical, meaning they live with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. 

While these children have certain struggles with these differences, their parents also have a rough journey. 

Debbie Reber's son is "twice exceptional," as he has ADHD, Asperger’s, and is also highly gifted. She used her own experiences in his developmental process to create her company, TiLT Parenting.

A "tilt" is a way for parents to reframe a way of thinking about both their child's journey, as well as their own -- and also help their children along the way.

Debbie joins Dr. Roizen to share insights from her book, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, and to explain more about the 18 different tilts she includes in the book.

Bonus
Aches and Pains You Should Never Ignore
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