#64 – Finding Commonality in Our Differences

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30 March 2020

So many times, we only look at our differences. Our skin color, our physical limitations, our academic challenges, and we make judgments based on them. And then, we ‘pigeon-hole’ them into what we believe they should be.

Dr. Bibinaz Pirayesh, educational therapist and founder of The Learning Tree, joins us this week to discuss how we can embrace our children’s differences, advocate for them in school, and how to find balance in our lives.

This powerful conversation gives you an opportunity to reflect on your own parenting style, find some perspective, and make your family’s lives less stressful. Bibi’s calm methodology and approach will allow us to gain some perspective.

Dr. Pirayesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University where her work focused primarily on children’s development of mathematical thinking and cognitive neuroscience. She works with children grades 1-12 and covers a wide range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD, and spectrum disorders. Dr. Pirayesh completed her doctoral work at Loyola Marymount University where she is also Faculty and is involved with a number of service organizations including The Association of Educational Therapists.

Time Stamps:
1:35 – Introduction
3:09 – What is an educational therapist?
6:25 – What have we gained this past year?
9:00 – Teaching in a box
12:40 – Systemic issues when we see those who are different
14:15 – Team approach to education
16:37 – Differences make us nervous
21:52 – Strategies to get parents involved
22:43 – Do LESS!
24:32 – Punam is guilty!
26:44 – Finding balance
28:00 – Where parents get their superpower
29:23 – Guilt and Fear fuel parents schedules
32:15 -Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond (releasing May 4)
33:02 – Parent expectations of themselves is insane
34:57 – Children bully themselves in their minds
36:20 – Closing


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