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English


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Episode 12

7/9/2018
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In this episode we celebrate Elijah's tenth birthday by sharing some of the funny, special, and hard stories from over the last 10 years. We share a couple of the hundreds of poo stories we have as well as some stories about the amazing people we have met over the last 10 years of our special story. Enjoy!

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 1

6/28/2018
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Welcome to the Our Special Story Podcast! In episode one we cover a bit of our background and take a look at one of the main challenges that special needs families face. We even throw in a slightly disturbing funny story...

Duration:00:24:29

Episode 2

6/28/2018
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In this episode we chat about what CHARGE syndrome is and how it affects our son Elijah. We also share about a controversial Facebook post that we shared over the last week and our perspective on some of the comments we received. Enjoy!

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 4

6/28/2018
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In this episode we had the joy of having our 7 year old daughter, Rain, join us for a few questions. She shares some insights on what she has learnt through having a brother with special needs. We also have a laugh with a new segment called "things you shouldn't say to a parent of a special needs kid."

Duration:00:33:30

Episode 3

6/28/2018
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In this episode we share a several stories that have happened over the past couple of weeks. We share one cool story that happened at the park the other day and some keys to help you connect with special needs kids, and parents, that you might meet. We also start our "Core Values" segment. We take a look at the core values we hold to as a family and what each of them mean to us. Lastly, we share a heat wrenching story that happened with our daughter this week.

Duration:00:26:57

Episode 5

6/28/2018
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Today we look into the reasons why 9 in 10 marriages of parents with a special needs child ends in divorce. We talk about the struggles we faced as a couple and how our marriage almost died as well. We share a couple of the key things that helped get to the point where we now have a thriving marriage and deep inner health. We continue our segment "things you shouldn't say to a parent of a special needs kid" and we also continue on through the "Klinks Family Core Values." Enjoy!

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 6

6/28/2018
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In this episode we look at the affects of tiredness on parents of special needs kids. We share some of the funnier stories that have happened to us as a result of tiredness but we also look at some of the more serious, life threatening stories as well. We'd love to hear if you have had any crazy "tired stories" of your own. Let us know in the comments below!

Duration:00:35:08

Episode 8

6/28/2018
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Receiving the diagnosis of your child is incredibly hard and haunting for many special needs parents so in this episode we chat about how we dealt with it initially and how we deal with it now. We also continue our segment "Things not to say to the parent of a special needs kids" and also the "Klink's Core Values" are back as we chat about the core value of kindness. Enjoy!

Duration:00:30:38

Episode 7

6/28/2018
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In this episode we chat about "life with a trachy." We get a lot of great questions from people about Elijah's trachy tube and the care that it requires. In this episode we answer a lot of those questions and chat about what day to day life looks like for a family with a trachy.

Duration:00:44:20

Episode 9

6/28/2018
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In this episode we chat about our amazing time in Australia at the 2018 CHARGE Syndrome Conference. It was such an amazing experience and we have been looking forward to sharing it with you all!

Duration:00:25:56

Episode 10

6/28/2018
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In this episode we chat about the "condition verses the gift." This is a paradox that all special needs families live with - gaining clarity around this has helped us massively! We also start a new segment called "Marriage Moments." Tune in to check it out!

Duration:00:29:19

Episode 11

6/28/2018
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In this episode we chat about our approach to parenting non-special needs kids while having a special needs child. We also continue our "marriage moments" segment and take a look at our family core value of encouragement.

Duration:00:26:59