Since my son was born, I have really gotten into podcasts. It was something that I could have playing in the background as I went throughout my day, and didn’t require me to use my hands. If you are a parent and remember the baby stage, you know how valuable that is!
I recently discovered the TiLT Parenting podcast hosted by Debbie Reber in a search for relevant and informative parenting podcasts. She is the mother of a son named Asher, who has diagnoses of Asperger’s, giftedness, and ADHD. Her podcast interview experts in a variety of fields, and it covers topics like:
- Twice-Exceptional (2e)
Reber’s podcast focuses on parenting and teaching atypical kids, and she believes “that being differently-wired isn’t a deficit —it’s a difference. She hopes to change the way difference is perceived and experienced in the world so these exceptional kids, and the parents raising them, can thrive in their schools, in their families, and in their lives” (learn more about her podcast and mission here).
I am new to the podcast, and am excited to learn more! I just listened to Episode 98, where she interviews Tom Ropelewski about his films that revolve around 2e kids. I was especially intrigued by the idea of strength-based education and I want to explore more so that I can help my son, since I think many of these principles are good for all kids.
I am also excited to watch Ropelewski’s film titled 2e:Twice Exceptional that follows students attending Bridge Academy (a school for twice exceptional kids in California). He has another movie coming out soon titled 2e2: Teaching the Twice Exceptional.
Like I said, I have not listened to very many of her podcasts, but what I have listened to so far has been engaging and has given me a lot of good food for thought!