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Thrive Parenting - For Parents with Kids who Need "Extra Supports"

Author: Jennie & Lynn Owens

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Hosted by Jennie Owens, author of Dancing with a Porcupine, and Lynn Owens, Co-founder and Owner of Canyon Lakes Family Counseling Center.Supporting, encouraging and empowering parents of kids who need some "extra supports"Overwhelmed with the thought of being home an extra six weeks (at least) with your kids?Got cabin fever after the first day of isolation? Not sure what you are going to do to keep the kids from burning down the house? Grieving the loss of those precious few moments of alone time?You are not alone and SHOULD NOT be alone if you are going to make it through the Coronavirus pandemic without losing your mind.Let’s face it. This is serious, and while most of us don’t have to worry about serious health effects of COVID-19, when you are raising kids who need some “extra supports” every change has the potential to overwhelm them. As parents, the coming months could push you into burnout or compassion fatigue (if you are not already there).We are here to help. We can’t do this alone, so if your support network is currently not up to the task of months of semi-isolation then let’s come together to help each other through this pandemic.We are starting a brand-new support podcast for parents of kids who need some extra supports. This may be: -Depression-Anxiety-ADHD-All other major mental health issues-Foster/Adopt/Kinship Care-Special Medical Needs-Behavioral Issues-Sensory Issues-Attachment issues-Trauma
2 Episodes
Is it possible to really thrive when parenting kids who need a massive amount of extra supports, or are there times that it will just crush you? On this episode, we are joined by panelists:Brad and Lisa HendersonAnne NashMichelle HuffakerThey are three sets of parents with decades of experience raising kids who are on the extreme end of having some extra challenges, yet each of them has come through great difficulty with an optimism that is inspiring to those of us who have been in the trenches. This week we will be discussing how this happens for some, and if it is possible for all.Support the show (
In this very first episode of the Thrive Parenting Podcast, we interviewed parents from around the world who had great ideas for staying sane while staying at home with their kids.Show notes, a summary of the conversation and links to the podcast can be found at the show (
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