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gaining mom-entum on neurodiversity: Embracing Diverse Abilities

Welcome back to Gaining Mom-entum! This week, Abi & Meghan are joined by guests, Megan and Gray, to talk about parenting children who are neurodiverse.

The conversation is open and honest with Megan, Gray, and GM’s very own Meghan, sharing what their parenting journey has been like with their children who have gifts that are often overlooked by society. They discuss knowing and learning about their children’s brain wiring, embracing it, and erasing the stigma.

They share what they’ve learned about themselves on their parenting journeys, how they want to show up for their kids and support them through mindfulness, intentionality, patience, and reframing the conversations they have with/about their children.

They talk about whether or not they owe people an explanation when a complex moment occurs in public (spoiler: they do not), which leads to the idea of divesting from giving energy currency to people who seek to make life harder and more uncomfortable for their families. They discuss pushing back against stereotypes and expectations of what neurodiversity looks like and how they advocate for their children academically, emotionally, and socially. They wrap up the conversation by sharing what other parents can do in their own homes, with their own kids to create a more accepting, respectful, kinder world for children who are neurodiverse, including letting children be who they are and not who people think they should be.

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Music: Evan Dysart (Spotify and Bandcamp)

Artwork: Catherine Cachia (IG: @catherinecachia,


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Canucks Autism Network

The Neurodiverse Classroom by Victoria Honeybourne

Some Brains by Nelly Thomas

The Whole Brained Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Different Brains

We’re Not Broken by Eric Michael Garcia

Misfits of Motherhood podcast

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz


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