Ep 131: Can Helping Too Much Actually Hinder Your Child's Growth?

Parenting with Impact

Oct 11 2023 • 28 mins

We would do anything for our kids in the pursuit of having them grow up to be happy, healthy, and self-sufficient. But when is it too much? When does helping become hindering? Doing more harm than good, is never our intention, so how do we navigate that fine line when raising young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities?   Misty Wagner understands the unique challenges and strengths of each individual that allow her to guide students on their journey towards independence. One of Misty’s strongest abilities is working with the students’ families of individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting them in aligning services, as well as assisting families in understanding an individual’s needs. Misty joined the CIP community in 2018 as a Student Advisor, supported the community as Head Student Advisor, and now as Assistant Program Director.  Misty earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Misty has developed this strength through a solid professional history as a special education teacher, Student Advisor, and Head Student Advisor, but also through my undeniable empathy and bond with parents. As Assistant Program Director at CIP, Misty works on the day-to-day operations to provide high quality services to all students and families. She collaborates with each student, staff member, and support team member in order to provide positive outcomes for each student.    Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Misty Wagner about how to support your complex kid without being an enabler, as they navigate life transitions.  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: Finding opportunities to allow your child to assert their independence, is where growth happens, and knowing when your child truly needs your help or guidance. Outlining the steps needed and providing clear guidance as they learn to do something themselves. How to assist your child with coming up with a strategy to identify and solve a problem, by establishing an outcome and detailing the steps needed to achieve it.   Related Links: Video Tip: Take Aim Flexibility + Structure+ Moderation Handling Conflict with Complex Kids Connect with Misty: cipworldwide.org cipworldwide.org/longbeach X (fka Twitter)   Instagram Facebook LinkedIn     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