Differently Wired: A Parent's Guide To Raising An Atypical..

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Item#: 9781523506316
Author Reber, Deborah
Cover Paperback
 


It&s time to saynoto trying to fit square-peg kids into round holes, and yes to raising them from a place of acceptance and joy.

A how-to, a manifesto, and a wise and reassuring companion for parents of neuroatypical children, who often feel that they have no place to turn,Differently Wired offers 18 paradigm-shifting ideas-what the author calls \"tilts\"-that will change everything, including how toGet Out of Isolation and Connect, how toHelp Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery, and how toShow Up and Live in the Present. And though theses \"tilts,\" how to stay open, pay attention, and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional child.



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A revolutionary book of practical advice and inspiration for parenting "differently wired" kids-kids who are challenged by anxiety, ADHD, Asperger&s, giftedness, dyslexia, or other conditions-now in paperback. Filled with strategies and support, it will help every family discover newfound confidence, peace, and acceptance.



Table of Contents
CONTENTS

Introduction
PART ONE: A RALLYING CRY
Chapter 1: An Unmarked Path
Chapter 2: The New Normal
Chapter 3: Square Pegs in Round Holes
Chapter 4: What&s Keeping Us Stuck
Chapter 5: It&s Time for Something New

PART TWO: HOW EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE
Tilt 1: Question Everything You Thought You Knew About Parenting
Tilt 2: Get Out of Isolation and Connect
Tilt 3: Let Go of What Others Think
Tilt 4: Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In
Tilt 5: Parent From a Place of Possibility Instead of Fear
Tilt 6: Let Your Child Be on Their Own Time Line
Tilt 7: Become Fluent in Your Child&s Language
Tilt 8: Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure
Tilt 9: Give (Loud and Unapologetic) Voice to Your Reality
Tilt 10: Practice Relentless Self-Care
Tilt 11: Let Go of Your Impossible Expectations for Who You \"Should\" Be as a Parent
Tilt 12: Make a Ruckus When You Need To
Tilt 13: Align with Your Partner
Tilt 14: Find Your People (and Ditch the Rest)
Tilt 15: Recognize How Your Energy Affects Your Child
Tilt 16: Show Up and Live in the Present
Tilt 17: Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery
Tilt 18: If It Doesn&t Exist, Create It
Epilogue: Join the Revolution
Acknowledgments
Selected Sources
Favorite Resources
Book Club Discussion Questions
Index