The Naked Parent podcast show

The Naked Parent podcast

Summary: Parents with special needs children are overwhelmed, The Naked Parent Podcast assists parents while they build the life and family of their dreams. Every day, you can join Chad Ratliffe, father of 7 and 2 with special needs as he interviews parents and professionals in an effort to deliver what it's like to raise special needs children. Nothing is off limits. They keep it real; hence, The Naked Parent Podcast. If raising a special needs child isn’t what you signed up for. If you're losing your mind. If you're depressed or addicted and/or you are looking for a community of parents who can understand where you are coming from, then, you have found your people. Naked Parent Nation is an international community of parents with special needs children who believe that raising a child with unique needs doesn’t have to hold a family back from living a life beyond their wildest dreams. On the show, you will hear different designs for living. How mindfulness is changing people's lives. You will get tips and tricks for your emotional intelligence. Naked parent nation will help you build the family of your dreams. Once you are living an amazing life, they reach out to the next parent who needs to join the movement.

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Podcasts:

 NPP Amy Waggoner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:15

In the mid-30s, married, one child (Kate, 5, autistic); technology project manager at an education advocacy nonprofit; live in Portland, OR; starting the kindergarten journey this fall.

 "Taking the Step-by-Step Approach to Take Care for our Children" with Dr. Irina Schurov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:07

In today's show, you will meet Dr. Irina, a Nutritional Neuroscientist and healthy brain solution expert with over 20 years of experience in science and health-providing services. Her focus is primarily on children with ASD and related neurological conditions by addressing the connection between gut and brain; and detoxifying, nourishing, and resetting a whole-body biochemical balance. “Knowledge is not power. Knowledge is only potential power. Action is power.” -Tony Robbins

 "Resources and Aging Out of School Services" with Monica Vaughn Woods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:53

In today's show, you will meet Monica, a mother to a 22 years old nonverbal autistic young man. Her journey has been wild but very rewarding as she put it. As a teenage single mother, she decided to become a social worker for the largest CPS department in the country. "To Infinity and Beyond" (Jacob is simply obsessed with Toy story and I feel like your goals are all attainable to infinity and beyond.)

 "How to Manage Energy for Parents with Special Needs Children" with Charmaine Johnson-Fuller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:32

In today's show, you will meet Charmaine, a Life Strategist with The Charmed Life that works with entrepreneur moms of color with special needs kids and helps them create life balance and flow through easy-to-implement energy & focus building techniques. "Never give up, if they cut off your hands, use your elbows, if they cut off your arms, use your teeth, but never, never give up." -Joan Rivers

 "Raising our Kids While Taking Care of Ourselves as Parents" with Kelsey Hansen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:17

In today's show, you will meet Kelsey, diagnosed with autism and 2 of her children. She talks about her journey of raising children with special needs while also taking proper self-care for herself.  "Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable." -Wendy Wasserstein

 "Making the Best Choices for Our Child with Special Needs" with Breanne Witte | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:17

In today's show, you will meet Breanne, a work-at-home mom of three children. The two oldest are Autistic and the youngest neurotypical. Her oldest is trans and her middle son has Chiari malformation and tethered cord. She, herself, is neurodiverse with Chiari malformation and EDS. Her partner runs a non-profit for foster kids. "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right."

 "Take the Time to Heal and Build up Stronger" with Patricia Shelden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:45

In today's show, you will meet Patricia, a 45 divorced mom with 2 boys, 18 and 16 with autism. She worked 2 jobs at times, 16 hours a day, 6 days a week as a bartender to make ends meet. Friends couldn't relate, men would run away before she would ever introduce my kids. Life then was extremely isolating and lonely. "Virescit Vulnere Virtus"

 "Improving Mental Health while Raising a Child with Autism" with Amber Garcia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:28

In today's show, you will meet Amber, a mother of a 13-year-old son who was diagnosed with autism non-verbal at the age of 3. Her son has anxiety and depression while she is battling bipolar PTSD and anxiety.  "Never be someone's slogan, you are poetry. Autism isn't a disability, it's a different ability."

 "Finding the Brighter Side of Every Situation" with Jabriaeea Dixon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:46

In today's show, you will meet Bree, a 30-year-old single mom to her best little boy, Jason. She is a nursing student and a stay-at-home mom, spending days running errands and taking Jason to do different activities. She currently lives in Wisconsin but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” -Christine Caine

 "The Only Limitations Our Children Have Are The Ones We Give Them" with Ellen Hunt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:24

In today's show, you will meet Ellen, 26 years old and a mother of two. She is a full-time nursing student currently pursuing BSN with plans to continue into a Master's program to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her son Beckham is 4 1/2, and her daughter Parker is 2. Beckham was diagnosed with autism two years ago. The family has been learning as they go to best advocate for him. "There's nowhere you can be, that isn't where you're meant to be." -The Beatles

 "The Importance of Support Network for Parents of Children with Special Needs" with Hayley Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:50

In today's show, you will meet Hayley, a mother of four children and a full-time carer of her husband. Her eldest daughter, 8 years old, is diagnosed with ADHD and awaiting assessment for ASD. She also suspects her 5 years old daughter to have ASD. Her 6 years old daughter has health issues too. But as she put it, "her life is hectic but amazing."  "Life might seem hard now but there is someone out there who has it worse than you. Keep going you got this."

 "Faith and Parenting Special Needs Children into Adulthood" with Glenn And Sandy Hartsanft | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:12

In today's show, you will meet Glenn and Sandy, parents of three young men in their 20s. Ben, their youngest, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. In the midst of Ben's diagnosis, they found out that their middle son, Dan, has dyslexia. All of their children have exceeded their expectations. Ben was non-verbal and now his dream of being a public speaker is coming true. Ben's website: www.benergy1.com. Glenn works for SAP and Sandy works for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 "Raising an Adult Son with Epilepsy and Autism" with Beverly Thomas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:16

In today's show, you will meet Beverly, wife, and mother of two children. Had been an elementary school teacher for 30 years. Her daughter is 27 and her son is 24. He is mostly nonverbal and has epilepsy. Over the years in talking about his disability, she began to focus more on epilepsy as she doesn’t believe it gets as much attention as autism.

 NPP 7 Morning Routine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:47

Naked Parent Nation is an international community of parents with special needs children who believe that raising a child with unique needs doesn’t have to hold a family back from living a life beyond their wildest dreams. We just have to implement tips, tricks, plan ahead, raise our emotional intelligence & do it together.

 "Living and Having Fun with Our Special Needs Children" with Marie Kirk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:29

In today's show, you will meet, Marie, the mother of amazing 22 years old autistic lady. She trained to become a nursery assistant for children with special needs when she was in her 40. She changed direction and became a mother to her own and a staunch advocate for children and adults with special needs. She has been a single mom and lives on her own.

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