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So far Jody Warshawsky has created 48 blog entries.
21 01, 2020
  • 034 | How to Accept the Unacceptable – Acceptance Part 2

034 | How to Accept the Unacceptable – Acceptance Part 2

By |2020-01-24T18:19:50-08:00January 21st, 2020|

In the last episode, I talked about how having four kids, one with autism and epilepsy, made me have a downward spiral into complete depression, sadness and grief. I was able to turn that around to being someone who embraces my daughter’s autism and epilepsy. After I accepted it, things didn’t become easy, but the load became so much lighter. In this episode, I want to help break down how to get from the point of being miserable and overwhelmed READ MORE

13 01, 2020
  • 033 | Acceptance and What Gets In Our Way

033 | Acceptance and What Gets In Our Way

By |2020-01-24T18:10:59-08:00January 13th, 2020|

Today I am talking about acceptance. Accepting your child’s diagnosis, whether they have autism, epilepsy, special needs, whatever it is, we are talking about it all. We all think we accept our kids. They’re our kids, we love them, of course, we accept them. But if they have autism and you can’t wrap your brain around it, or try desperately to figure out why it happened, what you did to deserve this, or how to fix them, chances are you READ MORE

7 01, 2020
  • 032 | The Problem With Having the Perfect Plan For Your Special Needs Child

032 | The Problem With Having the Perfect Plan For Your Special Needs Child

By |2020-01-13T19:32:19-08:00January 7th, 2020|

In this episode, I want to talk about the difference between preparing for something and planning for something. We all want the plan. When we walk out of the psychologist's office who just gave us the paper that says the word "autism" on it, we want the plan. We want the map that tells us where to go, what to do, what the right diet is or the right therapy, how we can get a hold of those resources, and READ MORE

30 12, 2019
  • 031 | I Lost 55 Pounds and This Is How I Did It

031 | I Lost 55 Pounds and This Is How I Did It

By |2020-01-11T01:58:51-08:00December 30th, 2019|

I am really excited to be talking about today's topic, which is mostly about my weight loss journey. I wanted to do this episode because it's almost the New Year, and so many of us want this year to be the one that we change and experience amazing things. One of those things is self-care! A lot of times, we give so much to our families, friends, our job, and school, but you cannot pour from an empty cup. Sometimes READ MORE

23 12, 2019
  • 030 | The Holidays With Your Special Needs Child

030 | The Holidays With Your Special Needs Child

By |2020-01-13T20:26:16-08:00December 23rd, 2019|

Let’s talk about Christmas! Often when we start having kids, there are a lot of our own Christmas traditions we want to pass on to our children. We are going to be discussing Christmas and special needs parenting because it looks really different when you have a child with epilepsy, autism, a child in the hospital, or something else. Sometimes we really want to hold tight to those old traditions. We have a fantasy idea of what we want for READ MORE

18 12, 2019
  • 029 | How To Be Courageous In The Face Of Adversity – with Brittany Joseph

029 | How To Be Courageous In The Face Of Adversity – with Brittany Joseph

By |2020-01-14T00:04:56-08:00December 18th, 2019|

In this episode, I am excited to be joined by my friend Brittany Joseph who is a 26-year-old mother of five children that are between the ages of nine and two. She is married to her high school sweetheart who is currently employed in the Air Force. Today, she walks us through her experience with beginning motherhood at such a young age and what it was like going through her journey of finding out that her daughter was diagnosed with READ MORE

10 12, 2019
  • 028 | Perfectionism and Why Its Ruining Your Life

028 | Perfectionism and Why Its Ruining Your Life

By |2020-01-13T22:05:49-08:00December 10th, 2019|

Are you someone who tends to be anxious, feel like you are never settled, or constantly experience fear and depression? Do you ever think you are not enough? If so, there is a chance that you could be a perfectionist. Being a parent of a child with special needs is a very challenging task. You might be fearful that you aren’t doing enough and as a result, worry that your child will not succeed because of you. Does this relate READ MORE

3 12, 2019
  • 027 | Expanding Your Family After an Autism Diagnosis – With Leah Behrens

027 | Expanding Your Family After an Autism Diagnosis – With Leah Behrens

By |2020-01-13T23:56:09-08:00December 3rd, 2019|

Today, I am joined by Leah Behrens who is the author of the blog The Behrens Den and an amazing wife and mother to three children, two of which have autism. Leah shares her journey into motherhood, dealing with an autism diagnosis for both of her children, how to make your marriage work, experiencing a miscarriage, and advice for anyone who is thinking about having another child after a diagnosis.    Becoming a Young Mother Leah found out that she was pregnant READ MORE

26 11, 2019
  • 026 | Beliefs, How Your Belief System Shapes Your Special Needs Child

026 | Beliefs, How Your Belief System Shapes Your Special Needs Child

By |2020-01-20T11:29:48-08:00November 26th, 2019|

Every single one of us holds beliefs that we believe are true. Do you know that our beliefs shape both our happiness and our misery? What we believe can help us to raise our child with autism and special needs to be strong and independent and happy, or it can help them to grow up feeling like a victim and that there is something wrong with them.  In this episode, we are talking about the topic of beliefs. We don’t READ MORE

19 11, 2019
  • 025 | Special Education and the Power of Being an Autism Helper – With Sasha Long

025 | Special Education and the Power of Being an Autism Helper – With Sasha Long

By |2020-01-14T00:33:20-08:00November 19th, 2019|

How should you respond when your child is consistently exhibiting negative behaviors, like a meltdown or tantrum? What types of curricular help are out there for parents that want to home-school their child? What can you do to be an advocate for your child? Ensuring they get the help that they need both inside and outside of the classroom? These questions can be very overwhelming to think about. Today, I am joined by Sasha Long, author of the Autism Helper READ MORE