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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. 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.

Connect with Latisha: Website: https://accf.coach/

Order Latisha’s book, Embrace Your UGLY: https://amzn.to/4dwLGJe
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Music Used:
“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’s Bio:
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.

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Episode #91: Marriage and Disability: Secrets for a Happy Marriage When Your Child Has Special Needs

In this episode, Kristin & Todd Evans, authors on marriage with disabled children, share their struggles and winning strategies. Open communication, avoiding assumptions, and professional help are key. Self-care, shared responsibilities, and celebrating small victories strengthen the bond. Though challenging, marriage can thrive with effort and support! Their book offers tools for couples on this journey.

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Episode #89: Expert Tips for Better Parent-Child Communication

Discover the keys to unlocking stronger parent-child bonds with seasoned coach Kathy Bowers on this episode of the Water Prairie Chronicles. Join us as Kathy shares over 40 years of expertise, offering practical strategies to enhance communication and relationships with your children. Don’t miss out—tune in to learn how to transform your family dynamics today!

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