FASD Family Life

FASD Family Life

FASD Family Life podcast is where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Host and FASD Educator, Robbie Seale, synergizes her 20 years lived experience, in-depth knowledge of FASD and the best research to educate, encourage, equip parents and caregivers raising children and youth with FASD. Robbie's passion is to help families thrive, because she knows the struggle is real and so is success. Weekly episodes of FASD Family Life discuss the challenges families experience and delivers effective strategies to improve family cohesion and increase understanding of this complex disability. Do you have a question about FASD or are you struggling with a challenging situation? Email your questions to FASDFamilyLife@gmail.com for a personal response from Robbie Seale. Your questions may be discussed in a future episode.

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November 25, 2021 31 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD. 

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November 18, 2021 38 min

Here we are, my friends, episode 39 the FASD Holiday Survival Guide. I am grateful to be spending this time with you again today wherever you are. I am Robbie Seale, parent of five kids, four via adoption each prenatally exposed to alcohol and trauma. I know the struggle is real and so is success.

Whether this is your first episode or your 39th, I invite you to grab a nice hot cup of coffee with me, as we chat parent to parent. Toda...

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Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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November 11, 2021 39 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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Welcome to the FASD Family Life Podcast - Research & Resource Edition

FASD Family Life is the podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am you host, Robbie Seale.  I am an FASD educator, advocate and mother of five children, four with FASD with more than 20 years experience.  I know the struggle is real and so is success.

It can be a struggle to find resources and research...

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Welcome to FASD Family Life, the podcast for families by families raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am you host, Robbie Seale.? I am an FASD educator, advocate and mother of five children, four with FASD with more than 20 years experience.? I know the struggle is real and so is success.?

Whether this is your first episode or your 34th I invite you to settle in with a nice hot cup of coffee as we hear...

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October 29, 2021 53 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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October 21, 2021 41 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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October 14, 2021 31 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast for families by families where we get real about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I’m your host, Robbie Seale, FASD Educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD.  I know the struggle is real, but so is success. I hope that sharing my experiences can help you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope for you and your child with FASD.  

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Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Whether this is your first time listening to FASD Family Life podcast, or your 30th, I am thrilled that you are here with me. I am Robbie Seale, YOUR HOST, I am also a parent of four children with prenatal alcohol exposure, an FASD educator and advocate.  I know the struggle is REAL and so is SUCCEESS.

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In this episode of FASD Family Life I speak with the lovely Paula McPhail of https://www.oshaysfasd.org/ about her experience and her SUCCESS as a person living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  Getting a diagnosis of FASD at age 16 instantly transformed Paula's life.  In her own words Paula went "from zero self esteem to 1000!" when she received her diagnosis because then she knew her struggles were not her fault,...

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In this episode of FASD Family Life I speak with Christine Bofenkamp, of Kansas FASD, about care giver stress.  It doesn't take long before our conversation gets REAL and we start airing some dirty laundry.

Whether this is your first time listening to FASD Family Life podcast or your 28th time I want you to know that I am glad you are here. I am Robbie Seale, host of the podcast, and parent of 5 children; four via adoption, eac...

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September 17, 2021 18 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life the podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I'm your host, Robbie Seale, FASD educator, advocate and mom of five children; four by adoption, each prenatally exposed to alcohol. I know the struggle is real and so is success. 

Thank you for inviting me into this part of your day. I hope you can settle in for a nice hot cup of coffee as we take a ...

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September 10, 2021 15 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life! The podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am Robbie Seale, FASD educator, advocate and mom of four children with FASD. I know the struggle is real and so is success!

This episode, Separate for Success, was inspired by a listener who sent me an email asking that I expand on this strategy; where and how I use it with my own children.  I learned t...

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September 9, 2021 16 min

Welcome to FASD Family Life, the podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I am your host, Robbie Seale, mom of five children; four by adoption, each prenatally exposed to alcohol, substances, and trauma.  My kids and I know the struggle is REAL and so is success.

I hope that by sharing my experiences and training you will not feel so alone. There is hope for you and your child...

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Welcome to FASD Family Life podcast, where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  September is FASD Awareness month and to celebrate we are kicking off the month with an FASD SUPER STAR, Lauren Richardson FASD advocate extraordinaire.  Lauren is a young woman from Vancouver Island, in Canada who was diagnosed with FASD at 27 years old.  Lauren is a passionate advocate who wants the world...

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Welcome to FASD Family Life, the podcast for families raising children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. This week we continue our Summer Series: Talk to the Experts with my guest Judy Smith.  Judy, former classroom teacher, now parenting coach has 20 years experience raising foster and adopted children prenatally exposed to substances, trauma and a plethora of complex diagnosis. Judy shares with us what we need to know about t...

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Welcome to FASD Family Life podcast where we get REAL about raising children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  We are continuing our Summer Series: Talk to the Experts and you will not want to miss this dynamic episode. My guest, Randy McDonald, is an Indigenous chef, sales professional, entrepreneur, husband, father of 7 and grandfather of 9 and he has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  Randy attributes much of his s...

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