Welcome to the Myth Busting Neurodiverse Relationships Podcast, with hosts Natalie Roberts and Heather Parks, busting myths about neurodiverse relationships that we’ve realised aren’t true and that were preventing us from recovering and having the relationships and connection with partners and children that we desperately wanted. We’re here to give you hope that change is possible!
A subject close to our hearts, the education system has been problematic for both our families.
We are all still experiencing the repercussions of a system which did not meet the needs of our young people. As parents, we had to shift our mindset and change our priorities. We had to make mental health a priority over school.
Stepping away from the social narratives around education can feel lonely, but we offer you hope and encouragement that learning can take place at any stage in life. We don’t need to buy into the conditioning of age-related expectations. So, if school is causing anxiety, meltdowns, shut downs, overwhelm and unhappiness for your young people, please know that you are not alone. If your child is continuously in trouble because they struggle to focus or cannot control their impulsivity, you are also not alone.
Neurodivergent young people are struggling in our school systems both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Many are without school placements due to anxiety based school ‘refusal’ or exclusion.
On this episode, we share what we changed to help our young people get through the system and to move on. Heather shares some tips on protecting yourself from the authorities in the event that your child is unable to attend school because of anxiety.
Everyone needs to find their own path and make their own decisions, but if you want a safe and friendly place to explore this further, you will receive a warm welcome in Loving Difference.
What is Loving Difference?
We’re an online membership community bringing together anyone in a neurodiverse relationship who’s looking for new ways to reverse the impact of unknown neurodiversity and thrive in their relationship and life. Loving Difference is hosted by Coaches with experience navigating life with difference.
We guide members to learn about themselves and their loved ones in a safe, non-judgmental community so that we can inspire and encourage each other to love the unconventional and beautiful differences in ourselves and in our homes.
Lots of love,