Today we’re doing something a little different. Betty’s been sick and I didn’t want to wait yet another week to put a new episode out, so instead I’m sharing a few uncut chunks of my chat with Mary Evelyn Smith that didn’t make it into her story in episode #17. I had such a great time chatting with Mary Evelyn and found her so relatable. I think you’ll really enjoy this unedited discussion on a few different topics.
To sum it up, we chat about:
- The new (intense) forms of mom guilt that show up when your child’s early childhood involves a lot of therapy (or maybe Mary Evelyn and I are just both really good at beating ourselves up?)
- How to ruin any fun/relaxing/enjoyable activity
- The terrible selection of children’s books about disability and differences
- How to approach and teach your child about disabilities
- The connections that our kids (and their siblings) are not making about the world
- The responsibility we have as parents in shaping how our kids will be viewed and treated
If you haven’t had a chance, visit Mary Evelyn’s blog, where she chronicles her family’s beautiful (but real) life.
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