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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

Navigating an Abusive Relationship | Jenny Landgren

10/19/2021
Jenny Landgren shares her painful and difficult journey of leaving a toxic marriage with three young children. Listen in as she talks through her process of forgiving and rediscovering herself. Learn more about this episode on our BRAND NEW website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:18:00

Homeschooling on the Road | Katie Yakich

10/12/2021
Katie Yakich's motto is: "Don't take life too seriously." In 2021, she and her husband decided to homeschool their two boys. In true Katie fashion, they are homeschooling in their own way, through cross-country travel and in-person learning experiences. Learn more about this episode on our BRAND NEW website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:20:31

The Importance of Letting Go | Jenny Landgren

10/5/2021
Jenny Landgren has faced many challenges as a mother, including navigating an abusive marriage while raising her three, young kids. Jenny and Emily talk about turning hardship into growth and, most importantly, learning to let go. Learn more about this episode on our BRAND NEW website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:21:03

Parenting a Child with Oppositional Defiance | Connie Jakab

9/28/2021
After working in schools for over 20 years in mental health and resilience, Connie talks about the importance of bringing the hurting closer, rather than pushing them away. Learn more about this episode on our BRAND NEW website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:21:45

Parenting a Child with ADHD | Andre Brisson

9/21/2021
Andre Brisson was diagnosed with ADHD, Aspergers, and Giftedness late in life. He now helps high-achieving ADHD individuals understand and celebrate their true self. Andre is the host a new podcast, The Impulsive Thinker, where he is beginning to interview high achieving ADHD entrepreneurs to help people convert their ADHD symptoms into their strengths. Learn more about this episode on our BRAND NEW website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:24:33

From Misfit to Millennial Entrepreneur | Brandon Fong

7/13/2021
Brandon Fong is an entrepreneur, author, podcast host, and marketing nerd who always felt like a misfit. He shares how he capitalized on his uniqueness to be successful in life. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:27:07

Who are you calling a misfit? | Dr. Mona Delahooke

7/6/2021
Mona Delahooke, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. Mona and Emily talk about reclaiming the term "misfit" and redefining what it means to be "typical." Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:35:41

How to foster a Growth Mindset in our Kids | Andy Storch

6/29/2021
Andy and Emily share practical ways to set our kids up for success in school and life by developing a growth mindset. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:25:33

Parenting on your terms | Ashley Farrar

6/22/2021
Ashley Farrar was diagnosed with ADHD soon after her daughter was diagnosed with autism. After receiving conflicting advice from doctors, Ashley talks about her decision to trust her instincts as a parent and tune into her family's unique needs. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:23:56

Parenting a child with Sensory Processing Disorder | Dayna Abraham

6/15/2021
Dayna Abraham was in shock as she sat across from the school principal and was told, "You need to find out what's wrong with your son." Soon after, Dayna discovered that her son has Sensory Processing Disorder. Listen in as Dayna shares simple strategies for empowering our kids to express their needs. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:24:53

Giving our Kids a Nutritious Life | Jaime Ward

6/8/2021
Jaime knew something was wrong with her health during her pregnancy, but couldn't figure out what. After receiving a diagnosis of celiacs disease, she turned to food as medicine. Listen in as Jaime and Emily discuss simple strategies to foster a nutritious life for the whole family. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:27:36

How to Plan for the IEP Meeting | Leeza Woodbury

6/1/2021
Leeza Woodbury has been through five rounds of IEP meetings for her 5-year-old son, and has many more to come. She shares her tips, tricks, and resources for managing the process successfully. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:22:40

Parenting a Child with Juvenile Myositis | Jason Stafford

5/25/2021
When Jason's teenage son started complaining about pain and muscle weakness, he figured it was simply "growing pains." When Logan's symptoms worsened, however, they knew something much more serious was going on. Listen as Jason and Emily talk about managing the rare condition of Juvenile Myositis. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:23:56

Parenting a Child with Symbrachydactyly | Natalie Fries

5/18/2021
Natalie's joy quickly turned to panic when she looked down at her newborn baby and realized that her hand was not fully formed. Now, several years and several surgeries later, Natalie talks about the incredible process of giving Brielle function in her left hand. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:22:30

Myth vs Truth: Foster Care | Hannah Provost

5/11/2021
As a foster care parent, Hannah debunks the common myths about foster care. You may be surprised what's true and what's not! Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:29:56

When a Family Member is Diagnosed with Long-Term Illness | Alex Winstanley

5/4/2021
Growing up, Alex Winstanley watched his grandmother struggle with dementia. Inspired to help other kids deal with a family member's long-term illness, he wrote two children's books entitled, "My grandmother has dementia" and "My uncle has depression." Alex and Emily talk about how to support our kids - and ourselves - through these difficult experiences. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:21:31

How to Pick Your Battles | Lindsay Lapaquette

4/27/2021
As the parent of a misfit, you're on the "frontlines" of advocating for your child. That can mean a lot of tough conversations. Lindsay Lapaquette, a mom to two kids with disabilities, shares how to pick our battles wisely and let go of the rest. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:26:04

Life as a Military Mom | Lauren Tamm

4/20/2021
As a military wife, Lauren found herself in Japan, overwhelmed and alone with a toddler and an infant. She speaks to the challenges of parenting in isolation and gives strategies for re-creating "the village." Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:28:47

How to Protect Your Teenage Daughter's Confidence | Delia Perry

4/13/2021
Delia Perry, host of the Girls 4 Greatness Podcast, shares 5 simple strategies to ward off the confidence crisis that often plagues teenage girls. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:26:29

Sleep Training That Works | Melissa Doman

4/6/2021
Certified Sleep Consultant, Melissa Doman, shares easy-to-implement and effective sleep training strategies that give everyone in your household a good night's rest. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com

Duration:00:21:09