Ep 136: Neurodivergence & Children of Color: Parenting at the Intersections

Parenting with Impact

Nov 15 2023 • 39 mins

Priya Saaral LICSW, RPT-S is a first-generation immigrant from India and Singapore who identifies as a neurodivergent person. Her work has been centered on helping young people and parents find their voice and their playful spirit amidst personal and structural adversity, seeking to be seen and to belong. She aims to help all children feel seen and heard as valuable human beings in society, and as agents of change.  Jaya Ramesh MA LMHC, CCTP is a neurodivergent immigrant. Her passions include creating liberatory healing and learning spaces and working to disentangle from and dismantle systems of oppression. In her private practice she supports BIPOC, neurodivergent people in having more authentic and nourishing relationships. Priya and Jaya are the authors of Parenting at the Intersections -- Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color. Parenting a neurodivergent child is challenging. What are the complicating factors for families of color or different cultural backgrounds? Systems of oppression and cultural standards play additional roles in how to advocate for your child. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral about creating a community of support for neurodivergent children of color. Motivation Guide In this FREE insider’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents, join with parents all over the world who are successfully using these 3 steps and 7 quick tips to motivate their children and teens to respond to requests without meltdowns, distractions, or pushback. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Approaching support for neurodivergent children while considering cultural backgrounds and communities. Parents of marginalized children are working within certain systems. One size does not fit all, and each community comes with a different set of rules. How might interactions be different when advocating for your neurodivergent child when you are a person of color? Are there underlying fears and expectations that others may not face?   Related Links: How To Talk With Your Kids About Race   Shift Your Expectations to Manage Complex Kids A Huge “aha” Moment: Set Realistic Expectations for ADHD Kids Kids Believe What Parents Tell Them to Believe Connect with Priya & Jaya: www.parentingattheintersections.com www.jayarameshcounseling.com www.play-it-out.com Instagram @parenting.at.the.intersections Parenting at the Intersections -- Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools    Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices