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Mama Rising Episode 4: Dealing with Insensitive Comments

Episode 4: Dealing with Insensitive Comments

It’s a milestone that all special needs parents experience at some point. Repeatedly. Someone makes an insensitive comment and you have to decide how to respond. They’ve remarked about your child’s diagnosis or your parenting. They’ve implied that you’re doing it all wrong or declared you to be a superhero. And they’ve given you unsolicited advice that comes across exactly the wrong way. A listener’s question inspired this episode all about strategies for handling these super uncomfortable moments. I’m happy to share a few actionable tips and ideas for handling whatever nonsense might come your way from a well-meaning (or even a not-so-well-meaning) friend, family member, or stranger.

Resources I Mentioned in this Week’s Episode:

The Overwhelmed Mama’s Guide to More Help, Less Stress, and a Full Cup

Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering by Pema Chödrön

Essential Oils How To (my other online home)

Young Living Essential Oils

The Sanctuary

Episode 1: Triaging Self-Care

Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils by Carolyn Mein

The Feelings Kit (Young Living Essential Oils collection)

Vipassana/Insight Meditation

60+ Facebook Groups for Special Needs Families by Kathryn @ Singing Through the Rain

Find a Therapist

20 Alternatives to Saying “God wouldn’t give you more than you can handle” by Julia Roberts @ Support for Special Needs


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