Moms of Tweens and Teens

Reframing Our Child’s Learning Differences as a Superpower

November 01, 2022 Episode 62
Moms of Tweens and Teens
Reframing Our Child’s Learning Differences as a Superpower
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Show Notes

Hi friend,

Welcome to The Moms of Tweens and Teens podcast and I’m so glad that you’re here.

Question - What does Albert Einstein, Steven Speilberg and Pablo Picasso all have in common?

Do you know? Do your kids know?

They all have dyslexia. And I quote from my special guest's book - “The Gift of Being Different.” “They all achieved great things because their dyslexia was a gift that allowed them to create and think in new and creative ways. This was their superpower.”

My two very special guests today are best-selling author Monica Berg, and her daughter, Abigail, who joins us at the end. Together they have written a children’s book called “The Gift of Being Different.”

If you have a kid who struggles with learning differences, you know the struggles and challenges they can have and how stressful it can be as a parent.

And I have two kids who struggle with learning differences and I did too. The sad thing is it’s easy to feel stupid and less than. We look around and wonder why aren’t we getting it? What’s wrong with me? 

But what if we could raise our kids to see the traits they might consider flaws or imperfections are their greatest gifts? What if they knew that what makes them “different” is actually their superpower? For that matter, what if we knew it, too?

 I can’t wait for you to hear this interview with  Monica and her daughter Abigail where they remind us to see our differences in a different light - one where our differences can be our greatest superpower and guide us toward our unique gifts and the extraordinary potential we all have inside of us.

What you will learn: 

  • How to change your mindset to saying "learning difference" versus "disability."
  • The benefits of learning to dyslexia (and other learning differences) as a superpower.
  • How to have a conversation with your kid about their learning difference.
  • Training your child to give themselves emotional feedback and thus empowering themselves.
  • Dealing with family or friends that don’t understand your child’s learning difference. 
  • Reframing a diagnosis to empower our kids
  • Why it’s so important to build your child up and not let anything hold them back.
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