When I saw this uote at the very beginning of Differently Wired Normality "is a paved road It s comfortable to walk bu I et what "a paved road It s comfortable to walk bu I et what author is trying to do but I don t necessarily agree with her approach She came off as preachy and elitist I ot an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley and here s my honest review I read the first few chapters of this book on a slow Saturday at work I came away with two things that day I could have written this and I am not alone Then it ets even better by offering me an honest account of the author s experiences raising a differently wired child and strategies I can use to improve life with my own differently wired child People like me are probably the best audience for this book MY CHILD IS YOUNG AND MY PARTNER AND I child is young and my partner and I just now beginning to come to terms with the fact that our child is differently wired and that we re oing to have to throw out the traditional parenting book and find another way This book reached me at the exact moment I needed it If you re farther along in your parenting journey you ve already
gotten diagnoses your child is a teen and you ve already worked out strategies that work best for you I d diagnoses your child is a teen and you ve already worked out strategies that work best for you I d recommend The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, giving this book I really wanted to like this book Being an educator and having many people in my personal life who are wired differently I looked forward to reading this book Unfortunately what Iot was a feeling of being bashed as an educator She herself said it took her and her husband many years to fully figure out the best ways to live with themselves and their son If this is true why bash educators and others who are walking in never having met you or your child instead of working with them to figure out ways that can work for the whole class your child you and the educator Many educators will tell you that often times strategies that help the student who is differently wired will also help others in the class including the adults in the class Are there educators out there who will balk at this Yes but that doesn t mean all schools should be seen as the enemy and that you should Inverloch Volume 4 go on the offensive and assume that they won t and don t want to help While I found many of the strategies suggested in this book interesting I also felt like I was being bashed as a teacher and that parents deemed to have children that are typical should be ashamed of themselves for being Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect support or embrace who they really are these are what Deborah Reber is calling the “differently wired” kids the one in five children with ADHD dyslexia Asperger’siftedness anxiety sensory processing disorder and other neurodifferences Their challenges are many But for the parents who love them the challenges are just as hard struggling to find the right school the right therapist the right parenting roup while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what’s normal what’. ,
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approach to raising neurodiverse children highlights ideas for parents to better support their child s formative years As a parent of neurodiverse children I can honestly say nothing about this parenting jo It ets worse the you read What starts off as a positive outlook on raising an exception kid becomes nothing than preachy whiny ness about the unfairness of kids who et to be typical The TILTS become ridiculous Wallowing in self pity is no way to raise an exceptional child The world isn t fair Kick its ass anyway I read an eARC of this book This book isNONJUDGMENTAL APPROACH TO RAISING NEURODIVERSE CHILDREN
FANTASTIC DEBBIE REBER HAS DONE ANDebbie Reber has done an job of putting together this book focused on tilts or reframingrethinking devices aimed at supporting parents of differently wired children My own child is differently wired and because I m part of the TiLT community that Reber started and have shared my experiences with her some of my experiences and thoughts are in this book Reber has captured the particular challenges that we face and the ways in which we are embedded in
And Therefore Need To Worktherefore need to work uestion and dismantle a system that is not designed to support neurodiverse individuals And while I think this book will be especially helpful to other parents of neurodiverse children I also want parents of neurotypical children to read it if we want to create a inclusive world it can t be neurodiverse people and their parents doing ALL of the workThe opening chapters in which Reber details their early struggles with their 2e son hit home so hard for me I felt as though I could ve written them we too have had our child kicked out of schools and camps and dealt with all of the confusion and self doubt and judgement and what felt like aslighting when people tried to tell us what we were experiencing was normal while also shaming us for our daughter s behavior But really this whole book did Thank you thank you Debbie Reber I have read SO MANY books on parenting and teaching differently wired kids This is hands down my favorite I want to ive copies to everyone I know and say Read this This will help you understand my world and why our family has made some unconventional choices This book is insightful honest and filled with hope and inspiration for a world that accepts people for who they ar. Ty and fear that keep parents stuck And then it’s a book of YES By offering 18 paradigm shifts what she calls “tilts” Reber shows how to change everything How to “Get Out of Isolation and Connect” “Stop Fighting Who Your Child Is and Lean In” “Let Go of What Others Think” “Create a World Where Your Child Can Feel Secure” “Find Your People and Ditch the Rest” “Help Your Kids Embrace Self Discovery” And through these alternative ways of being discover how to stay open pay attention and become an exceptional parent to your exceptional chi. Roud of their children when "this book is one iant boastfest of how the author and her family are now "book is one iant boastfest of how the author and her family are now and have found all of the answers I would like to remind her that all of the things that work for her family will not automatically work for others and by "the way the book is written it can " way the book is written it can seen as shaming anyone who either
Has Not Already Done These Or Who Have Not Beennot already done these or who have not been successful in their experiences Also maybe the copy I ot having so many formatting issues made it difficult for me to read which put a negative experience on reading it but I ot many negative vibes from the way the material was presented by the author I received this book from netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review I didn t expect to like this book as much as I did I figured it would just be boring platitudes about embracing your uirky or differently wired kid I was wrong It was really helpful and inspiring If you are raising a kid at all outside of neurotypical this book will help There is a lot of practical advice but also a lot of validation which Is nice because raising kids that are different can make you feel out to sea I ve otten very uiet about my kids in order to not offend come across as elitist or saddle them with the preconceived notions and judgements of other people This book has inspired me to help them own who they are and that is worth the cost of the book alone Which I will be purchasing because I actually borrowed this from the library I will say this information isn t new you could read many articles that tell you the same things but it s presented in a logical and concise way with easy to read language This is a revolutionary book not just for parents of kids who are differently wired but for all parents actually I think it s an important book for every single person to read it is steeped in knowledge and personal examples of how we can help ALL our kids thrive I have been following Debbie Reber for over a year and never miss her weekly podcasts She has helped me so much with our differently wired kid with anxiety and this book is just the whip cream on top of what she has already done with her work This is an important read for any parentcaregiver raising a neurodiverse child The author does a Every Boys Dream great job walking readers through a lot of thoughtful and necessary uestions to clarify their approach to raising their child and ways to. S not and how to handle it all But now there’s hope Written by Deborah Reber a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional he has ADHD Asperger’s and is highlyifted Differently Wired is a how to a manifesto a book of wise advice and the best kind of been there done that companion On the one hand it’s a book of saying NO and how it’s time to say no to trying to fit your round peg kid into society’s suare holes no to educational and social systems that don’t respect your child no to the anxie.