Feb 27, 2020
On today's podcast episode where we're diving into a topic that
is not only important, but incredibly close to my heart, and it is
how to be successful as a special needs parent.
If you are not a special needs parent, but just a regular parent, this episode will be incredibly supportive of you as well. If you don't yet have a family but you're thinking about it, I encourage you to listen anyway because this episode is all about how to be laser-focused with your time and find the right supports for yourself in the form of habits, people, practices, that allow you to thrive even in the midst of challenge.
If you've been tuning into this podcast for quite some time, you may not know that much about me as a mother, and it might be a surprise to you that I have two children, they're 18 months apart, a boy and a girl. And my son, Rocco, who is my eldest, who is 10 years old, is also a special needs child. He is on the autism spectrum and an incredible kid, though life with him is quite different than what I imagined life as a mother would be.
I'm sharing this today even though it's something I previously kept quite private, because the numbers are only increasing. Children with autism in the world grow as a population every single year, and as a result, more special needs parents are born every single year as well. Almost everyone who I speak to, including yoga teachers who I mentor, have children who have some type of difference, whether it be a sensory processing issue or an attention deficit issue, there are all different kinds of special needs.
What I've seen in this population is that these parents feel isolated, they feel ashamed, and they put themselves in a box in terms of placing limits around what's possible for them simply based on these societal messages. I'm here to turn that notion on its head and show you that you can thrive, but you have to be laser-focused in how you spend your time and your energy in order to do it all