Special Needs Supermom podcast

Special Needs Supermom podcast

Nadine van Lierop is a special needs mom and mentor, ranked top 50 global neurodiverse evangelists on Linkedin, ADHD happiness coach, author of a children’s book for the youngest kids dealing with juvenile arthritis, international copywriter, podcaster, illustrator, and board member of the Dutch Juvenile Arthritis Association. Running, quilting and Starbucks keep her sane. It’s her mission to help fellow special needs and neurodiverse supermoms find and recharge their superpowers. * Need some more help to find and recharge your superpowers? Check your resources here: - www.specialneedssupermompodcast.com - IG: @specialneedssupermompodcast - FB: www.facebook.com/specialneedssupermompodcast - Li: www.linkedin.com/nadinevanlierop * Supermom tribe Looking for a private tribe just for fellow special needs moms to hang out, share stories, laugh, cry, get inspired, share tips, and keep sane? Join the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/specialneedssupermoms * Sponsors and partnership opportunities Email specialneedssupermompodcast@gmail.com.

Episodes

May 28, 2024 34 mins

Monday morning brain. With three health care appointments and a funeral in the coming days I really need to get out my planner and schedule in essential relax and recharge time. 

It sounds so easy. Yet somehow it's suddenly 11:30 AM and I still have to get started. Ugh. Why is this so hard? 11:30 I wanted to be at the gym, yet here I am haven't done anything yet. Or have I...

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Special Needs and the Christmas season. Recipe for overwhelm and meltdowns. That's why in this episode I share my favorite grounding exercise to stop the overwhelm and find my inner calm.  Even when you're in a crowded supermarket or at a big family gathering. Plus an extra exercise using the 5 senses that can also help snap out of the overwhelm. If your kid needs a little help to snap out of the overwhelm, this one is gr...

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September 4, 2023 16 mins

About why you should never wait till you really have the time to start following your dream or pick up that hobby you love. Because let's be honest, as a special needs supermom there is always something going on or something to do.

Stay sane 🧘 Stay happy 💃 mom.

Nadine

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One more week to go before schools are out! And woman, am I tired pfffff. Those last few weeks are always packed with stress. But this year really took the cake.  So, I took out an old tool once taught to wonderboy, which helped me see when it’s time to recharge and how long I really need. On hectic times it is also so easy to forget to invest in couple time. Last week we unexpectedly had an evening without kiddo’s – and it was so ...

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An episode about why it’s a good thing we don’t know the future when we get the diagnosis of our kid(s) or ourselves, why we shouldn't want to know, why we can't even know, and that today’s decision can be changed tomorrow.

Stay sane 🧘 Stay happy 💃 mom.

Nadine

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I was off the grid for a few weeks. Again. That’s why this episode is all about – the need to – go off the grid every so often as a special needs mom and/or woman and why you should not have to say sorry for doing so. Or feel the need to say sorry for anything else for that matter, like your messy house, having sandwiches for dinner, cancel lunch with a friend for the 2nd time, the tantrum of your kid or dealing with depression or ...

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Did you know that when your teen is dealing with a chronic illness or is neurodivergent, it significantly increases their chance on depression? 

In episode 82 of the Special Needs Supermom Podcast, I talk about possible signs your teen is dealing with depression. What to say and do. And what not. Including tips from teens to parents. 

Plus: why it is so important you double your relax and recharge time when shit hits the van.  How th...

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February 13, 2023 59 mins

The hardest thing I find as special needs mom? Dealing with the relapses and depression of my kids. Meds that don't work any longer; being different; losing friends because you're no fun to play with; not getting that internship because of your condition; constantly tired because of your chronic illness or because your brain is wired differently than the outside world; not being able to do what you used to do (when even f...

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Goal setting with your Special Needs Child. It’s a recipe for failure and low self-esteem: 

  1. Setting goals for your kid instead of with them. 
  2. Only setting goals focused on the outcome like high scores and being able to go to college and or university. 
  3. Compare your special needs child and decide how good your kid is doing, based on what their average peers can do. 

There are more roads that lead to Rome. And by the way, why Ro...

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Special Needs Mom - How to have an awesome start of the year, your goals or anything really. In episode 79 of the Special Needs Supermom Podcast I talk about why I go into and love hibernating during the week between Christmas and New Year; how I don’t like to start the year with a bang; how I don’t come up with excuses to stay of the grid (and neither should you) and how I have an awesome start of the year thanks to my experience ...

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Top tips to truly enjoy the holidays and prevent overwhelm and meltdowns with your special needs child. December is one of the most challenging months for special needs children. And their mom. Stress, overwhelm, meltdowns… we had it all. Until a few years ago, we changed a few things. It made all the difference for especially wonderboy. And me. 

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Hope these tips will help you and your family relax and thus truly enjoy the holidays...

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Yay! It’s my one year ADHD anniversary!!!!

Why I celebrate this? 

And why I think you should celebrate getting a diagnose or label?

Because it helps you move forward, understand and accept yourself or your kid, and find the help you or your kid need.

Did my diagnose, meds or therapy change me? 

I still don’t finish sentences. Still happily dive into rabbit holes. Am still a very creative person with all.the.ideas. 

But giiiirl,...

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November 23, 2022 18 mins

Why you should have a dopamenu or happymenu for your special needs child and as special needs mom. A dopamenu or happymenu as I like to call it, is your instant guide to snap out of overwhelm, stress, when you’re stuck in your brain, when anxiety is taking over, can’t focus on your (home)work. It’s a really great life hack to rewire your brain. How it works? It’s kinda like a restaurant menu but instead of starters, main courses, a...

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If you’ve been wondering what I was up to with all the irregular podcasts and posts the last couple of months… well this is it. A nice combination of perimenopause & ADHD, everyday life as a special needs mom and long covid. Enter chronic fatigue... 

When I got the long covid diagnose a couple of weeks ago I was like really??!! Another thing I can do without? Are you freaking kidding me???!!! It explained a lot though....

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Let’s just be honest, sometimes you just need a good cry special needs mom – and 10 cookies. No need to sugar coat it. Sometimes the whole special needs life just sucks and there’s nothing that can change that. It’s totally understandable, totally fine and it is actually healthy to acknowledge that things sometimes suck. Days you cry. Days you grieve. Days you’re just lost. Days you are beyond tired. But how do you get through thos...

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In this episode of the Special Needs Supermom Podcast, I share how to keep sane as a special needs mom during the start of the school year – or any day for that matter.

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The start of the school year can cause a lot of stress. Besides your special needs kid being anxious about a new teacher and new (or old) classmates, as a special needs mom we have to deal with the meltdowns; inform new teachers, mentors; maybe have some info ready...

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In this episode of the Special Needs Supermom Podcast: Best tips to get through the bad days as a special needs mom.

It’s been one of those weeks as a special needs parent. Just plain awful. And when your special needs kid is not doing well, we don’t feel well, right mom? In this episode I share how I get through these weeks as a special needs mom. What I do, and especially what I don’t do to recharge and thus have the energy to hel...

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Summer tips for Special Needs Parents to relax, recharge and have fun. Not going on a trip this summer or just don’t know what to do with your kids all these long summer days? With most of my family members being homebodies and uhm gamers, it is a bit easier for me these days. But like most kids they are tired at the end of an intensive school year, wonderboy still has a hard time with the transition at age 18 and boy do I remember...

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June 29, 2022 31 mins

Chronique fatigue in kids and teens is not about going to bed too late. It’s a long-term condition marked by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest. Like Supergirl’s doctor explained: it’s like having a jetlag 24/7 and no matter how much you sleep or naps you take, it won’t go away. It effects school attendance, school results, physical health, and even worse: a kid’s social life and happiness. In this episode ...

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In this episode of the Special Needs Supermom Podcast I talk about signs and symptoms of special needs children: real issue or talked into?

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When you’re autistic you’re anti-social; when there’s a smog weather alarm you have to stay inside when asthmatic; all kids taking MTX-injections get ‘allergic’ to the color yellow, the smell of fresh cut grass is enough to trigger an asthmatic allergy attack. Or is it because society keeps te...

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