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Emily Melious believes that every child is perfectly capable, but sadly, the world doesn't always see it that way. As an Accredited Youth Specialist, Emily works with families to discover and harness their kids' superpowers. Join her as she leads weekly conversations about how to advocate for your child in a one-size-fits-all world. Learn more about the podcast at: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Emily Melious believes that every child is perfectly capable, but sadly, the world doesn't always see it that way. As an Accredited Youth Specialist, Emily works with families to discover and harness their kids' superpowers. Join her as she leads weekly conversations about how to advocate for your child in a one-size-fits-all world. Learn more about the podcast at: www.mothersofmisfits.com

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United States

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Emily Melious believes that every child is perfectly capable, but sadly, the world doesn't always see it that way. As an Accredited Youth Specialist, Emily works with families to discover and harness their kids' superpowers. Join her as she leads weekly conversations about how to advocate for your child in a one-size-fits-all world. Learn more about the podcast at: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Covid Vaccine Tell All | Sara Schumacher

2/23/2021
Executive Director of the Washington Health System Foundation, Sara Schumacher, shares her personal experience with receiving the Covid vaccine, candid thoughts on vaccinating our kids, and predictions for our return to "normalcy." Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:21:21

How to Help Our Kids Excel in School | Alexis Peterson

2/16/2021
Alexis Peterson is a Stanford- and Harvard-educated private tutor with over 19 years of professional tutoring experience. She scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT as a junior in high school and has amassed an extensive resume of perfect and 99th-percentile test scores since. Alexis shares tips and tricks to help your kids actually ENJOY learning and test prep: a goal that's more achievable than one might think! Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:27:56

How to Foster Civility in Our Kids | Sejal Thakkar

2/9/2021
Sejal Thakkar dubs herself "Chief Civility Officer" and "Legal Training Ninja.” In her 17 years as an employment law attorney, Sejal encountered plenty of incivility in the workplace. She shares simple, approachable strategies to foster civility in our kids and set them up for success in life. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:26:01

How to Protect Our Kids From Substance Abuse | Richard Capriola

2/2/2021
Richard Capriola has been an addictions and mental health counselor for over two decades. He shares the warning signs, treatment approaches, and avoidance strategies for adolescent substance abuse. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:32:33

How to Plan for College | Mike Giffin

1/26/2021
Mike Giffin, founder of Ensphere College Planning Services, shares the 5 steps to successfully guide your family through the college planning process. He and Emily also talk through the common pitfalls of college planning and how to avoid them. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:24:13

Parenting a Child with Type 1 Diabetes | Helen Wills

1/19/2021
Helen Wills' daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9. Helen shares the realities of living with Type 1 Diabetes, the added worries of having a child with the condition, and the misunderstandings people place on those who have to manage it. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:28:25

Parenting a Child with Transverse Myelitis | Mary Ann McCarthy

1/12/2021
Everything changed for Mary Ann and her family on December 20, 2017. She got a call that no mom wants to receive - her daughter collapsed on the playground. Mary Ann later found out that her daughter, Claire, has transverse myelitis. Listen in as Mary Ann shares the difficult process of coping with such a serious diagnosis and helping her young daughter manage paralysis. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:29:42

How to Manage Grief in a Healthy Way | Veronica Slater

1/5/2021
Veronica Slater faced the horrible tragedy of losing her husband while a young mother. She shares why grief doesn't neatly fit into "five stages." Veronica and Emily also offer strategies for helping you and your kids to grieve in a healthy way. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:25:37

How to Navigate IEPs in Virtual School | Patty Maxwell

12/29/2020
Some IEPs just don't translate well to virtual schooling. Patty Maxwell, a licensed behavioral specialist, provides strategies for families to effectively engage the school and get to a solution that works for everybody. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:22:54

The Importance of Neurodiversity | Corey Hollemeyer

12/22/2020
Corey Hollemeyer is an HR & Inclusion Consultant and mother of two, beautiful girls. Her oldest is autistic and her youngest is likely autistic as well. Corey shares how everyone benefits when there is neurodiversity in our schools and workplaces. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:24:11

When Your Child Sees Risk as a Necessity | Blain Wease

12/15/2020
Blain Wease felt like a misfit from the very beginning of his life. He's a natural risk taker who didn't fit in with his family, at school, or a "traditional" job. In adulthood, he found the freedom to be himself and is now thriving as a father, husband, and entrepreneur. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:24:56

Why Grades Don't Reflect Potential | Michael Weingarth

12/8/2020
Michael Weingarth founded the first neuro-psychological tutoring company. He and Emily discuss why the quest for measurable outcomes has steered us away from fostering students' true potential. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:28:33

Battling Limiting Beliefs | Jennifer Beitz

12/1/2020
Jennifer Beitz admits that she wasn't always a rockstar parent, especially in the early years. However, through self reflection and dealing with her limiting beliefs, she grew into a confident mother. Listen as Jennifer shares how to do the necessary "inner work" to thrive as a parent. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:28:47

Overcoming Negative Labels | Nathan Todd

11/24/2020
Nathan was born with Cerebral Palsy and turned his adversity into his advantage. He shares with Emily how negative labels often lead to loneliness. He wants everyone to know that labels DON'T define us. And when we have no labels, we have no limits. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:29:14

The Life Autistic | Hunter Hansen

11/17/2020
Hunter Hansen was diagnosed with autism at age 16. Today, he is a full-time data visualization professional, husband, and father. He shares his personal journey of initially struggling with the label to now openly advocating for the autistic community. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:33:56

Why There's Value in Suffering and Hardship | Oleg Lougheed

11/10/2020
Oleg Lougheed has overcome the odds. He was born into an abusive household and adopted into an American family at the age of 12. It took him 3 years to learn English and fully acclimate to his new country. Oleg shares his inspiring story of perseverance and positivity. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:30:46

How to Parent Without Punishment | Judy Arnall

11/3/2020
Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, DTM is a certified brain and child development specialist and a bestselling author. She shares how everyone can use non-punitive parenting to raise responsible children with lasting family relationships. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:25:17

Top 5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Schooling and Working from Home | Dr. Elyssa Wright

10/27/2020
Dr. Elyssa is a chiropractor and host of the Balancing Holistic Mommas podcast. She's on a mission to help educate families about all things health and wellness. Elyssa and Emily talk through 5 easy-to-implement strategies to stay healthy while schooling and working from home. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:22:40

Does Your Child Feel Like a Misfit in the Job Market? | Austin Belcak

10/20/2020
Getting a job was already hard enough, then a global pandemic hit. Austin Belcak, founder of CultivatedCulture.com, helps people land jobs they love without traditional experience and without applying online. He and Emily talk through a proven, game-changing process for getting hired. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:34:29

Growing Up with Dystonia | Zak Weinstein

10/13/2020
Zak Weinstein was diagnosed with Focal Dystonia at the age of 8, a condition that disrupts the communication between his brain and arms. Rather than focusing on his DISability, he celebrates his Abilities, particularly as an avid tennis player. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:19:29