Bringing Up Betty | True Tales of Special Needs Parenting

Bringing Up Betty is a podcast about the unique experiences that come with raising special needs kids. The podcast is a collection of narrative interviews with parents who are raising children with disabilities, developmental delays, diseases and other challenges.
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Apr 26, 2016

Today we're doing something a little different. Betty's been sick and I didn't want to wait yet another week to put a new episode out, so instead I'm sharing a few uncut chunks of my chat with Mary Evelyn Smith that didn't make it into her story in episode #17. I had such a great time chatting with Mary Evelyn and found her so relatable. I think you'll really enjoy this unedited discussion on a few different topics.

To sum it up, we chat about:

The new (intense) forms of mom guilt that show up when your child's early childhood involves a lot of therapy (or maybe Mary Evelyn and I are just both really good at beating ourselves up?)
How to ruin any fun/relaxing/enjoyable activity
The terrible selection of children's books about disability and differences
How to approach and teach your child about disabilities
The connections that our kids (and their siblings) are not making about the world
The responsibility we have as parents in shaping how our kids will be viewed and treated
If you haven't had a chance, visit Mary Evelyn's blog, where she chronicles her family's beautiful (but real) life.


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