It’s time to say no to 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 to Get Out of Isolation and Connect, how to Help Your Kids Embrace Self-Discovery, and how to Show 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.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Deborah Reber is a bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker who has spent the past fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens. However, raising a twice-exceptional son and experiencing the heartaches, headaches, confusion, and unexpected gifts that is typical for parents raising these exceptional kids sparked a transformation in Debbie’s passion and led to a conscious shift from the realm of teen advocacy to the world of supporting the millions of parents who are raising unique kids. She launched TiLT Parenting - a website, podcast, and social media community - in April 2016, where she is building a community of supportive parents of neurodiverse children.
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