School Holiday Planning and Hope

On this episode of The ADHD Mums Podcast, Jane is joined by Tania Waring, lawyer and advocate/care coordinator Mum of three neurodiverse boys. As they delve into the challenges faced by parents of neurodiverse children during school holidays. Tania, a mother of three boys, one with autism and ADHD, shares her journey and highlights the importance of celebrating small victories amidst the daily stress of school life. Jane and Tania cover the impact of neurodiverse children on family dynamics, addressing strains on marriages and mental health.

Tania provides hopeful insights based on her experiences, emphasising the positive impact of growth and maturity in neurodiverse children. The conversation also explores practical tips for holiday planning, collaborative problem-solving, and involving the child in discussions about potential challenges and solutions. Tania shares insights into traveling, accommodations, and planning activities, stressing the need for downtime and flexibility.

Tania encourages all mums to finding joy in moments amid the challenges as well as to plan with their child's needs in mind, which will help create a positive holiday experience for neurodiverse children, their siblings and parents.

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Tania's other episodes are here:

Australian School System
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0os4ZsrjXEY9yTyWJqmf6M?si=DMkgSQWtTQO-Dc0KIWL-6g

Melt Downs
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7IdNqpCHo8IFLWAJ9axEFC?si=2f7BD7L0R1K-nF13zl8K4g

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Jane McFadden, former psychologist turned neurodiversity specialist, found her passion after a late ADHD and autism diagnosis. She's the founder of Australia's largest online psychology company, helping veterans with PTSD. Now, she hosts the popular podcast "ADHD Mums" and speaks on neurodiversity, focusing on women and girls. Jane resides on the Sunshine Coast with her family.

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