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The Power of Parent Vulnerability – Resources from the 2019 CHC Breakfast

mother son 412Parenting is a lifelong journey filled with incredible highs, daunting lows and everything in between. As parents, we do anything necessary to be certain our kids are happy and healthy. Since there’s no universal parent handbook to “all the right answers,” sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes we’re scared. We always worry. The sheer magnitude of responsibility can make us feel isolated and vulnerable.

CHC wants you to know that you are not alone in these feelings, especially if you are the parent of a child living with learning differences, mental health challenges or both. We want you to know that vulnerability can actually lead to power. The resources below confirm this truth.

TEDx Talk: The Power of Vulnerability

How To Be An Emotionally Vulnerable Parent (And Why It’s So Important)

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Let Them Fail

How to Get Past Parenting Guilt When Your Child Has Learning and Attention Issues

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Practical Parenting Tips for Home and School

Eight Things I Wish Teachers Knew About My Child With ADHD

Preventing Parent Burnout

Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

Parenting: 6 Reasons Your Teen’s Life is More Stressful Than Your Own

Talking to Kids When They Need Help

Book: The Conscious Parent’s Guide to ADHD

Removing the Stigma

Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Book: How to Raise an Adult

Talking to Your Child about Learning Differences

Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide [downloadable]


Do you need someone to talk to? CHC can help. We invite you to call or email our Clinical Services Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org to set up a free 30-minute consultation.

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