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Special Needs Parenting SOS

Special Needs Parenting SOS

By Nadya Tahri
Help, hope, encouragement and support for parents who have a child with special needs. Caring for a child with special needs has several challenges and I don’t want you to feel like you are all alone. I created this podcast to give you hope, support and encouragement 🤗💗
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My kids and I’s back story Part 1. Struggling to find a diagnosis for my child with special needs.

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What to do when you accidentally lock your child inside your car.
Pure panic set in as soon as I realized that I had accidentally locked my son inside our wheelchair van. This podcast episode talks about what you can do to prevent this from ever happening to you.
23:23
October 04, 2022
How to find a solution when you don’t know what to do next.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, confused or worried about what you should do? If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where I share a simple solution you can use anytime you feel stuck or confused as to what you should do next.
14:41
September 27, 2022
Why you should call your mom today and thank her.
This podcast episode talks about what a huge blessing my mom is in my life and why we need to take the time to let our moms know how much they mean to us.
14:48
September 19, 2022
Why you need to have back up caregivers for your child with special needs.
This podcast episode talks about why you need to have at least 2-3 back up caregivers to help you incase of an emergency.
16:22
September 14, 2022
2 Reasons why you should have your child’s hips X-Rayed.
If you have a child with special needs who is not able to walk or stand on their own…then you should definitely listen to this podcast episode.
13:33
September 06, 2022
Medical Advances Are Massively Improving
If you have a child with special needs…this podcast episode is meant to give you hope. Scientists are doing a lot of research to massively help improve many issues your child may be struggling with. So we have several things to look forward to.
19:33
September 01, 2022
We never really know what someone is going through.
Suicide prevention needs to be talked about more. In this podcast episode I share the true story of when my son saved a man from killing himself.
10:48
August 24, 2022
Wheelchair van update for my 2 boys who have special needs.
In this podcast episode I share about the wheelchair van update for my 2 boys who have special needs. If you are searching for a good wheelchair van, you might want to listen to this podcast episode.
11:11
August 16, 2022
How to cope with your loved ones birthday…..after they are gone.
Are you struggling with how to cope on your loved ones birthday….after they are gone? This podcast episode talks about how to keep birthdays special year after year when grieving for your loved one.
24:48
August 09, 2022
It’s perfectly ok to feel sad sometimes.
Feeling kinda down? It’s perfectly ok to feel sad sometimes. Give yourself the freedom to feel your true feelings.
14:25
August 02, 2022
Are you a parent of a child with special needs and you need some help?
If you are a parent of a child with special needs and you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode.
15:23
July 25, 2022
Turning Challenges Into Opportunities
Are you having a really bad day? Or a really bad week? If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode about how we can turn challenging situations into opportunities for growth.
27:47
July 19, 2022
Chive Charities helps children diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome.
If you have a child who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode to see how Chive Charities can help your child.
24:47
July 12, 2022
Tips and stories about raising a child with special needs….from my sister Malika McKenzie.
If you have a child who is non verbal, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode. My sister Malika shares some tips and stories from raising her son Amir, who was non verbal.
38:60
July 05, 2022
Update on Isaiah’s 24 Hour EEG
If you would like to hear the update on the 24 Hour EEG that Isaiah had last week, then feel free to listen to this podcast episode.
06:27
June 28, 2022
24 Hour EEG for Isaiah
In this podcast episode I share about Isaiah being admitted to the hospital for a 24 Hour EEG to see if he is having seizures or not. If you’d like to follow Isaiah’s EEG journey, hit play to listen to this podcast.
14:04
June 22, 2022
Pros and Cons of taking an RV Roadtrip with a child with special needs.
Are you thinking about taking an RV Roadtrip with your child with special needs? If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode.
29:40
June 14, 2022
How to cope when you’re loved one is an alcoholic.
If you’ve ever wondered how to cope when you have a loved one who is addicted to alcohol…then you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode.
21:06
May 23, 2022
How to respond when your child is self harming.
If you have a child or loved one who is self harming….this podcast episode is for you. My daughter use to be addicted to cutting herself. This is what I’ve learned from that experience. #selfharm #cutting
27:10
May 17, 2022
How to cope when you have a child who struggles with mental health issues.
Do you have a child or a loved one who struggles with a mental health issue? If so, please know that you are not alone. Listen to this podcast episode to see how I cope with my child who struggles with mental health issues.
19:32
May 09, 2022
G-Tube Clothing for your child with special needs.
Are you tired of struggling to find G-Tube clothes for your child with special needs to wear so that you can feed them through the G-Tube easier? If so, you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode….which has the solution you’ve been looking for! 😊👏 With special guest Demet Dulkara
24:25
May 03, 2022
What do you do when your child loses a tooth?
What do you do when your child loses a tooth? In this podcast episode I share my take on it and encourage you to see it through a different viewpoint.
10:09
April 26, 2022
Is your child with special needs having seizures?
If you think your child with special needs might be having seizures…you will for sure want to listen to this podcast episode.
13:59
April 19, 2022
Massage therapy for your child with special needs.
Is massage therapy really beneficial for your child with special needs? Listen to this podcast episode to find out the answer.
11:57
April 13, 2022
The way we speak to ourselves really matters
The way we speak to ourselves really matters. Truth! If you find yourself thinking a lot of disempowering thoughts everyday…you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode.
15:02
April 06, 2022
What exciting thing do you have planned on your calendar?
Do you have something that you can’t wait to experience…maybe a trip or a concert or a fun convention? Something that when you think about it….you get a huge smile on your face. If not, you should listen to this podcast episode on why it’s so important to schedule things that light you up! 🥳💃🎉🎈
17:52
March 29, 2022
Every day we get with our children is a huge blessing….🤗💗
In this podcast episode I share about how we should be in the moment and cherish every day we get with our children. Tomorrow is never promised. So let’s remember to enjoy each day and realize how blessed we are.
13:59
March 22, 2022
Some day’s are harder than others…hang in there.
In this podcast episode I share about a really hard day that I experienced last week when I took my son to an allergy specialist who lacked bedside manner.
13:09
March 14, 2022
Special guest & my friend Yolie Silva…Health Coach for Women
Join me and my guest speaker & friend Yolie Silva. Yolie is a health coach for women. In this podcast episode she shares some excellent tips for overall health.
29:34
March 08, 2022
Rare Disease Day….Details on my boys rare genetic syndrome called Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome.
In this podcast episode I share details on my 2 youngest boys’ rare genetic syndrome called Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome.
14:20
March 01, 2022
Self Love for parents who have a child with special needs🤗💗 With my guest and friend Amanda Millemon
Join me in this podcast episode on Self Love for parents who have a child with special needs🤗💗 With my guest and friend Amanda Millemon.
33:37
February 16, 2022
Join me with my guest Sharon Costanzo. She is an excellent relationship coach.
Join me in today’s podcast episode with my guest Sharon Costanzo. She is an excellent relationship coach with very helpful tips and suggestions for how to improve your relationship with your partner.
30:17
February 08, 2022
Part 2 How to deal with a rude doctor who doesn’t properly care for your child with special needs.
In this podcast episode I share the rest of the true story of what I did when an extremely rude doctor treated my son Isaiah and I with major disrespect. Part 2. I also share 3 tips for what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
18:20
February 02, 2022
How to deal with a rude doctor who doesn’t properly care for your child with special needs. Part 1
In this podcast episode I share the true story of what I did when an extremely rude doctor treated my son Isaiah and I with major disrespect. 3 tips for what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation. Part 1
59:59
January 25, 2022
An excellent tool for people who are non verbal to be able to communicate….Tobii Dynavox.
In this podcast episode I share how my son Isaiah, who is non verbal is able to communicate with us using his eye gaze device. Eye gaze devices are truly an incredible blessing for anyone who is non verbal to be able to communicate.
20:40
January 18, 2022
Our household got Covid.
Well, after 2 years of not getting Covid….our household finally got it. And let me tell you…it was NOT fun! It felt like I was being tortured. In this podcast episode I share what we experienced when we got Covid.
25:01
January 11, 2022
Letting go
Are you struggling to let go of something bad that happened? Do you find yourself going over it again and again in your mind? Is it ruining your day, week or month? Then you will definitely want to listen to today’s podcast episode on how to let it go.
12:13
January 04, 2022
Do this 1 thing before making your New Years resolutions.
Trying to figure out what your New Years resolutions are going to be? If so, be sure and listen to this podcast episode first.
09:02
December 28, 2021
Are you living in the present, past or future?
Do you find it difficult to be present in the moment? Do your thoughts constantly recall things from the past or are you constantly focused on the future…next week, next month, next year? If so, you will want to listen to this podcast episode to learn how to enjoy living in the present moment.
24:20
December 21, 2021
3 Tips to Reduce Stress as a Parent of a Child with Special Needs
If you are feeling stressed with all the load on your shoulders as a parent of a child with special needs, you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where I share 3 tips on how to reduce stress as a parent of a child with special needs.
18:01
December 15, 2021
How to cope after the loss of a loved one.
Have you lost a loved one? Are you struggling with asking “Why God”? If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where I share about how I coped with my nephew Amir passing away at only 17 years old.
17:17
December 07, 2021
Why I choose to live by the 5 by 5 Rule
Ever find yourself so angry or hurt by someone being SOO rude or disrespectful? Not sure how to handle it? If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode.
18:06
November 30, 2021
40 Gratitude Journal Prompts 💗
In this podcast episode I share 40 prompts that you can use when writing in your Gratitude Journal. I hope you find them super helpful 🤗💗
09:49
November 23, 2021
30 Day Thanksgiving Challenge
Are you up for a 30 Day Thanksgiving Challenge? If so, listen to this podcast episode to learn all about how you can incorporate gratitude and thankfulness first thing in the morning for 30 days straight. Are you up for the challenge?
17:15
November 16, 2021
Is your child with special needs being denied service?
If you have a child with special needs that is being denied a service from their school….then you may want to listen to this podcast episode. Warning….this podcast episode is a Rant! I am one upset mama! If you don’t want to hear a Rant…then do not listen to this podcast episode.
29:19
November 09, 2021
Are you scheduling regular “fun times” with your child?
Taking your child with special needs to multiple doctors appointments and therapy appointments all the time can be exhausting…not just for you, but also for your child. That’s why in this episode I talk about how important it is to schedule “fun times” with your child on a regular basis. Listen to this podcast episode to find out more.
07:38
November 02, 2021
How I coped when my son wasn’t coming out of sedation.
If you have ever wondered how to cope when your child with special needs is going through a scary and stressful time, then you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode of exactly what I did to cope when my 5 year old son wasn’t coming out of sedation after his surgery.
13:40
October 26, 2021
Don’t ever let anyone put you down!
This podcast episode is all about how to handle someone who puts you down for “JUST being a stay at home parent”. Don’t listen to them for even a second!! In one ear and out the other! You are an incredible parent!! 🙌❤️
11:53
October 19, 2021
Join me and my good friend Luisa as she shares her incredible story ❤️
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode of my dear friend Luisa Morrone. She shares her incredible story of how she lost 145 pounds! 💃🎉🙌👍🏻
46:13
October 12, 2021
Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome World Awareness Day October 8th
If you would like to know more information about what Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome is, then you will want to listen to this podcast episode. Both of my youngest 2 boys have this very rare genetic syndrome.
15:06
October 04, 2021
Disconnecting from screen time
Do you find yourself reaching for your phone first thing every morning? Do you spend more time on your phone then anywhere else? If so, you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where we dive into the importance of making time to disconnect on a daily basis.
12:53
September 28, 2021
Parenting tips from guest speaker Anne Moriarty
Needing some excellent parenting tips and suggestions? You will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where guests speaker Anne Moriarty shares several excellent parenting tips that you can implement right away! 🙌
58:51
September 21, 2021
What are your goals and dreams?
What are your goals and dreams? Do you have any? If not, I would really encourage you to come up with at least 3 things you would be tickled pink to achieve, to do or to experience. Listen to this podcast episode for some inspiration to set and achieve your goals 💗🙌
09:30
September 14, 2021
How to Overcome Doubt
Are you struggling with doubt about something? In today’s podcast episode I share 3 helpful tips to overcome doubt. 🙌 Check it out ⬇️
09:43
September 07, 2021
Does getting vaccinated Really help you to not get Covid? 🤔
Wanting some clarification on if getting vaccinated will ensure you don’t get Covid? Then you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where I share people that I know personally, who have gotten Covid.
12:04
August 31, 2021
Interview with IEP Specialist Markeisha Hall
If you have a child with special needs who will be going to school, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode of how to prepare for your child’s IEP meetings.
30:32
August 25, 2021
I miss you Amir! ❤️ Cherish your loved ones because tomorrow is never promised.
Cherish your kids and your loved ones because tomorrow is never promised. In this podcast episode I share about my nephew Amir who passed away at just 17 years old. He had the same syndrome that my 2 boys have. It’s called Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome.
08:38
August 17, 2021
Why we had to take our 4yr. old to the ER last week.
Having to take your child to the ER is a very scary thing. In this podcast episode I share what happened leading up to us having to take our 4 year old to the ER last week.
18:18
August 10, 2021
Insurance did it Again! 😣
Are you tired of insurance denying equipment that your child with special needs really needs? Then you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode of what I did when insurance denied equipment that my son needed.
14:21
August 03, 2021
Interview with Margi Nazario Ruiz…3 tips for self care 🤗💗
You definitely want to listen to this episode where I interview Margi Nazario Ruiz. She shares 3 awesome tips for how we can incorporate self care into our crazy busy lives. She is an incredible person and I am so happy she was willing to share her story with us as well as 3 awesome tips for how we can incorporate self care into our busy days.
24:06
July 27, 2021
How to cope in a really stressful and dangerous situation.
Have you ever been in a super stressful and dangerous situation wondering how to cope? If so, you’ll want to listen to this episode. I share a true story of a very stressful and dangerous situation that we were recently in and 2 ways that helped me cope.
23:15
July 20, 2021
What in the world are we going to eat for dinner tonight?
Do you ever find yourself wondering what in the world you should have for dinner? If so, you are going to want to listen to this podcast episode which covers 2 quick tips on making meal time a breeze.
11:39
July 06, 2021
Why is this happening to me!?
Have you ever found yourself wondering “Why in the world is this happening to me?” If so, you will definitely want to listen to this podcast episode where I dive into how to deal with this question.
18:19
June 29, 2021
Best way to travel if you have a child with special needs.
Trying to figure out what is the best way to travel with your child who has special needs? Then you definitely want to listen to this podcast episode. I cover 8 tips on the best way to travel and I have 2 kids who have special needs. #travel #Specialneedskids #SpecialNeedsParenting
17:03
June 23, 2021
Are you prepared for if something happens to you?
No one ever wants to think about when they die but the fact is, we all know that it is going to happen one day. In this podcast episode I share about the importance of having a life insurance policy and a will set up in case something happens and you suddenly pass away. Are you prepared?
10:09
June 16, 2021
You Do YOU! Going full throttle for your dreams and goals! 😊👏👍🏻
In this podcast episode I share about why it is SOO important to go for your dreams and goals regardless of when others try to convince us otherwise. Go for it 100%! You do YOU! 🤗💗
06:20
June 08, 2021
Before You Speak.....
Before you speak.....think. We can sometimes be so quick to speak that we end up saying something we regret. In today’s podcast episode I share a few tips on what to think about first, before we speak.
07:06
June 01, 2021
How to handle negative emotions.
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to handle your emotions when you are really struggling with feeling stressed, hurt or frustrated? In today’s podcast episode I share some tips for how to handle negative emotions.....because let’s face it....life isn’t always easy!
10:25
May 25, 2021
How much 1 on 1 time are you spending with your kids?
Do you have a child with special needs as well as a child without special needs? How much time should you be spending with your child who doesn’t have special needs? Join me in this podcast episode as I share what has worked for me and my 4 kids, 2 of which don’t have special needs & 2 who do have special needs.
10:16
May 17, 2021
3 reasons why horse therapy is so beneficial for kids with special needs.
In this podcast episode I share 3 benefits of how beneficial horse therapy has been for my son Isaiah who is not able to sit up on his own, nor does he have head control.
09:06
May 12, 2021
Best shoes for kids who wear orthodics!
Have you ever struggled to put your child’s shoes on over their orthodics? Well I have some good news! In today’s podcast episode I share the absolute best shoes if your child wears orthodics. 😊👍🏻
06:25
May 04, 2021
Should your child with special needs go to school during this Covid Pandemic?
Should your child with special needs go to school during this Covid Pandemic? During this episode I share why I initially did not want my boys going to school and why I changed my mind. Curious to know your thoughts on how you feel regarding your child going to school or not?
12:49
April 26, 2021
Finding joy and happiness even when life is hard.
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” - Anonymous Do you ever wonder how in the world some people can be happy when they have what looks to be a horribly difficult life? Join me in this podcast as we dive into the secret to true happiness. 😊
04:43
April 20, 2021
My Kids and I’s backstory part 3
In this episode I share the big differences between my son Josiah who received levothyroxine injections during my pregnancy with him verses Isaiah who did not receive any levothyroxine injections....and Isaiah has the exact same syndrome as Josiah. There is quite a big difference between what Josiah can do verses what Isaiah can do.
18:07
April 13, 2021
My Kids and I’s back story Part 2
Find out how my mom did after her stroke and seizures as well as dive into my 4th pregnancy and signing up for a never done before...new experimental treatment during pregnancy.
12:16
April 06, 2021
My kids and I’s back story Part 1. Struggling to find a diagnosis for my child with special needs.
As a mom of 4, with my youngest 2 kids having special needs....in this episode I share part 1 of my kids and I’s backstory so you get a better understanding of where I’m coming from for future episodes. I share about our search for trying to get a diagnosis for my son with special needs.
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March 30, 2021
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March 29, 2021