Sunday, May 19, 2024

Episode #96: Is Your Child’s Potential Being Limited? How Advocating for a Child With Special Needs Makes a Difference!

In this interview, Tonya Wollum, the host of the Water Prairie Chronicles, chats with Latisha Anderson about the challenges and triumphs of raising a child with a disability. Latisha shares her perspective on how parents can empower their children to overcome limitations and setbacks. Latisha shares some of the setbacks she has faced in her own life in addition to having a learning disability, and she speaks of her role today as the parent of a child with special needs.

"They Said My Child Couldn't...": Watch How This Mom is Advocating for a Child With Special Needs.
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“They Said My Child Couldn’t…”:

Show Notes:

Watch How This Mom is Advocating for a Child With Special Needs.

In this interview, Tonya Wollum, the host of the Water Prairie Chronicles, chats with Latisha Anderson about the challenges and triumphs of raising a child with a disability. Latisha shares her perspective on how parents can empower their children to overcome limitations and setbacks. Latisha shares some of the setbacks she has faced in her own life in addition to having a learning disability, and she speaks of her role today as the parent of a child with special needs. Here are the key takeaways:

  • Don’t perpetuate limitations: Instead of focusing on what a child cannot do, emphasize what they can do.
  • View setbacks as learning experiences: When a child encounters a challenge, reframe it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Be your child’s advocate: Don’t hesitate to question or challenge professionals if you disagree with their recommendations.
  • Collaborate with professionals: Work together with professionals to create the best possible environment for your child’s success.
  • Foster a strong and independent mindset: Encourage your child to be their own advocate and to believe in themselves.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This conversation does touch on some mature themes, so please use your discretion if you have little ones listening along.

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“LazyDay” by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Latisha Anderson is an experienced Master Mindset Coach who has helped countless individuals, corporations, and groups transform their lives. Her expertise lies in providing her clients with the necessary tools and resources to evolve and achieve their goals. With her guidance, clients can develop a positive mindset and gain the confidence to overcome any obstacle. Latisha was diagnosed in Kindergarten with a Learning Disability, and she was in SLD until she graduated high school.

 


Episode #96: Is Your Child’s Potential Being Limited? How Advocating for a Child With Special Needs Makes a Difference!

“They Said My Child Couldn’t…”: Watch How This Mom is Advocating for a Child With Special Needs.

(Recorded April 8, 2024)

Full Transcript of Interview:

Tonya Wollum

Tonya

Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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