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Wild Peace is a place where parents of kids who are struggling - with mental health, learning issues or developmental differences - can come together for a lift. Hosted by Kendra Wilde, the show features conversations with parents and experts who share stories and insights to help you survive and thrive. Raising our kids can be overwhelming and exhausting… but you are not alone. We’re here to offer camaraderie, inspiration and support. Because child wellbeing starts with parent wellbeing.

Wild Peace is a place where parents of kids who are struggling - with mental health, learning issues or developmental differences - can come together for a lift. Hosted by Kendra Wilde, the show features conversations with parents and experts who share stories and insights to help you survive and thrive. Raising our kids can be overwhelming and exhausting… but you are not alone. We’re here to offer camaraderie, inspiration and support. Because child wellbeing starts with parent wellbeing.
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Wild Peace is a place where parents of kids who are struggling - with mental health, learning issues or developmental differences - can come together for a lift. Hosted by Kendra Wilde, the show features conversations with parents and experts who share stories and insights to help you survive and thrive. Raising our kids can be overwhelming and exhausting… but you are not alone. We’re here to offer camaraderie, inspiration and support. Because child wellbeing starts with parent wellbeing.

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English

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Episodes

Moving Past Emotions to Become a Force in IEP Meetings, with Karen Kiecker

6/19/2019
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In this episode we dig into why IEP meetings are so emotionally charged and mom Karen Kiecker shares her special education journey. Karen delved into the role of advocate when she serendipitously lost her job at the same time as her daughter’s academic struggles hit an all-time high. We discuss how she crammed to understand her basic legal rights, forged alliances at school, prepared for meetings, and contained her emotions so she could get the services her three kids with learning...

Duration:00:41:13

Trust Your Gut, Let Go, and Ride the Rapids with Kimber Felton

6/12/2019
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Kimber knew in her gut that something about her daughter was 'off'. After a long process of discovery - which included a doctor proclaiming Kate would never walk, MRIs, EEGs, and a move to El Salvador - she learned Kate has Spastic Dysplasia, a condition that comes with a mix of physical and mental challenges but no clear answers. Undaunted, Kimber dealt with the issues at hand and created a world where her daughter and her whole family could thrive. Kimber shares everything from that very...

Duration:00:40:15

The Sibling Experience: Understanding and Supporting Our Other Kids with Emily Rubin

6/5/2019
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Mental health challenges don’t just affect the child who is struggling, they affect the whole family. For siblings, the experience can be confusing, upsetting, and even traumatic. Emily Rubin is the Director of Sibling Support at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which works with hospitals and other agencies to address the needs of siblings and parents of children with mental health, developmental and special health needs. In our...

Duration:00:38:29

Parent Superpower: Discovering Your Voice with Lisa Lambert

5/29/2019
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When Lisa Lambert’s son began showing signs of significant mental health needs at age 7, she was catapulted into a world of complexity she had never known. Today, Lisa is the Director of the Parent/Professional Advocacy League of Massachusetts. In this conversation, we discuss how her parenting journey transformed her from a young woman with social anxiety to a dedicated advocate for systemic improvement. As Lisa gives us a peek into her own experience, she shares her best advice for other...

Duration:00:41:35

Dr. Reva Tankle on Advocacy, Neuropsych Evaluations - and Opening Up

5/22/2019
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In this episode, I speak with Dr. Reva Tankle, whose impressive career path was serendipitously shaped by her own parenting experience. We talk about how her son’s struggles led her to become a special education advocate and later a pediatric neuropsychologist. Her unique mix of skills makes her a valuable resource for parents who are trying to understand how their child’s mind works and how to navigate the IEP (special education) process. As Reva offers insights into the benefits of...

Duration:00:41:23

Leaning on Faith and Dancing, with Single Mom Gladys Richter

5/15/2019
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In this episode, Gladys Richter openly shares what her son, who happens to be non-verbal living with autism, has taught her about the beauty of human connection, hard work, and faith. Gladys is a single mother of two boys who moved to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico. When her son Gaby was first diagnosed, she thought he had a disease. As she began to adjust to life turned upside down, she discovered he had deep and majestic lessons to offer. Today, Gladys is working to educate others in...

Duration:00:26:49

“I Wouldn’t Be the Same”: Embracing Neuro-Differences with Pamela Clapp

5/8/2019
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When Pamela discovered her son had learning and attentional issues and her daughter had developmental differences, she found a new way to use her PhD in physics. Her practical way of looking at the world helped her appreciate and encourage her kids’ strengths – and accept them for being themselves. In this thoughtful conversation, Pamela reflects on her naiveté at the beginning of her parenting journey and describes how her experience transformed her life. Her refreshing nuggets of advice...

Duration:00:40:38

Preventing Parent Burnout and Building Resilience with Eileen Devine

5/1/2019
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Today, some wisdom from a professional who has real, lived experience. Eileen Devine, LCSW, and host Kendra Wilde discuss how compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout can happen to parents and what we can do to safeguard our physical and emotional wellbeing. Parents of children with special healthcare needs (of any kind, but especially those with severe emotional and behavioral challenges) experience higher levels of stress, illness, depression and anxiety than other parents -- but this fact...

Duration:00:35:57

The Sky's the Limit: Upending Beliefs About "Dis"abilities with Deborah Lagasse

4/24/2019
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In this first episode of Wild Peace, Deborah Lagasse shares insights into her extraordinary journey raising a son who has managed to shatter all conventional expectations about his autism. Her story will upend any limiting beliefs you might have about autism - or any other "dis"ability for that matter. Deb's son Tyler Lagasse began reading and writing at the age of two, but he was slower to talk and learn social skills. By the age of four he was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental...

Duration:00:44:39

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4/8/2019
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Duration:00:03:48