In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing Debbie Reber, NYTimes bestselling author of Differently Wired, and the creator of the Tilt Parenting Community and Tilt Parenting podcast. She is a speaker, mentor, educator… and my book coach.

Debbie has created 18 shifts, or what she calls tilts, to help parents navigate parenting a child who is differently wired. Although her parent audience differs in some ways from mine, the tilts work brilliantly whether you are parenting a child who has ADHD, sensory issues, anxiety, or is lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or questioning.

“…we want to form, what I call, an uneasy alliance with that fear…so we can say, I see you, I know what you’re trying to do, I appreciate you’re trying to protect me – I’ve got this – and we want to come up with evidence for how that fear may not be true. We’re trying to loosen up the grip of fear and open up to the possibility of what might be…”

Debbie’s website, Tilt Parenting Community, and podcast are FILLED with extraordinary resources, and her Tilt Together Facebook group is an excellent place to connect with parents. Here is the link for Todd Rose’s End of Average, which Debbie and I discuss in detail.

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