Tilt Parenting — a podcast about learning disabilities, parenting differently wired children, and more

With more than 300 episodes and 6 million downloads, the Tilt Parenting Podcast is a top podcast about learning disabilities, special education, ADHD, autism, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, and more. The weekly show features transformational interviews and conversations with authors, parenting experts, educators, and other parents, as well as insightful conversations between Debbie and her differently wired child, all aimed at supporting parents raising differently wired kids.

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Episode 379: Should Our Family Move Closer to Nature?

Episode 379: Should Our Family Move Closer to Nature?

Should We Move to Give Our Children Better Access to Nature? (Listener Question)  APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHERParent coach and neurodiversity expert Zach Morris joins me to tackle a listener's question about...

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TPP 375: Help! How Can We Make Family Vacations Work?

TPP 375: Help! How Can We Make Family Vacations Work?

How Can We Go on Vacation When it Throws Off My Child's Need for Routine APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHER In this Parent Lean-In episode Debbie answers a listener’s question about how to travel and navigate...

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Episode 374: Kim & Penn Holderness on How ADHD is Awesome

Episode 374: Kim & Penn Holderness on How ADHD is Awesome

Kim & Penn Holderness Talk About How ADHD is Awesome in Love and in Life APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHERI’ve been a longtime fan of Kim and Penn Holderness, who I’ve had a parasocial relationship with for...

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Episode 368: Autum Romano on the Safe and Sound Protocol

Episode 368: Autum Romano on the Safe and Sound Protocol

Autum Romano on the Safe and Sound Protocol and Nervous System Regulation APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS AMAZON MUSIC IHEART RADIO AUDIBLE SPOTIFY BUZZSPROUT STITCHER If I told you there was a passive intervention that could help your kiddo and your family increase...

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Episode 366: Natasha Daniels on Helping Kids Crush OCD

Episode 366: Natasha Daniels on Helping Kids Crush OCD

Natasha Daniels on Helping Kids Crush OCD APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHERIt’s been a while since we’ve talked about OCD on the show, so when anxiety and OCD expert Natasha Daniels reached out about her new book,...

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Episode 354: Heather Chauvin on Beating Parenting Overwhelm

Episode 354: Heather Chauvin on Beating Parenting Overwhelm

Strategic Parenting Expert Heather Chauvin on Beating Parenting Overwhelm APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS AMAZON MUSIC IHEART RADIO AUDIBLE SPOTIFY BUZZSPROUT STITCHER Today, I’m happy to be sharing a rich conversation with strategic parenting coach Heather Chauvin...

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Episode 324: Linda Murphy Talks About Declarative Language

Episode 324: Linda Murphy Talks About Declarative Language

A Conversation about Declarative Language and Co-Regulation, with Linda Murphy  APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS AMAZON MUSIC IHEART RADIO AUDIBLE SPOTIFY BUZZSPROUT STITCHER For the past few years, I’ve been hearing about this concept called “declarative language,” and...

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Episode  221: Exercise and Mental Health for Kids with ADHD

Episode 221: Exercise and Mental Health for Kids with ADHD

  In this episode, I’m talking with coach, counselor, and author Gabriel Villarreal about the intersection of mental health and exercise for differently wired kids. Gabriel is not just a licensed counselor specializing in ADHD and the owner of LostBoys Strength &...

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Episode 215: Dr. Christine Carter on The New Adolescence

Episode 215: Dr. Christine Carter on The New Adolescence

  This episode is all about the challenge of raising teenagers in today’s world. But it’s not all doom and gloom, I promise! I’m especially excited about this interview, because my guest, Dr. Christine Carter, believes raising teens today need not be something for...

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Episode 203: Dr. Chris Kearney Talks About School Refusal

Episode 203: Dr. Chris Kearney Talks About School Refusal

  In this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, my guest is Dr. Chris Kearney, Chair of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. and the Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Yes, you read that right, there is an...

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Episode 198: How to Handle It When School Isn’t Working

Episode 198: How to Handle It When School Isn’t Working

  This episode is a special “reverse interview,” featuring a conversation between myself and Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, founder of Bright & Quirky, and host of the Bright & Quirky Summit. Debbie invited me to be a part of the summit to do a deep dive on the...

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Episode 197: Dayna Abraham Helps Parents Calm the Chaos

Episode 197: Dayna Abraham Helps Parents Calm the Chaos

  My guest this week is Dayna Abraham, founder of the popular blog Lemon Lime Adventures and author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day. As a former teacher and as a differently wired mom of a differently wired kiddo, Dayna is passionate about...

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Episode 177: Parenting the New Teen with Dr. John Duffy

Episode 177: Parenting the New Teen with Dr. John Duffy

  We are going to be talking about the experience of today’s kids and teens, and what’s different for them, and consequently, what has to be different for us as their parents and caregivers. Because as my guest, Dr. John Duffy explains, we truly can’t relate to...

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Episode 162: Summer Camp Success for Differently Wired Kids

Episode 162: Summer Camp Success for Differently Wired Kids

  This week's episode is about a rite of passage for many kids—summer camp. I know from personal experience that summer camp can have many benefits for our kids, and I also know that it’s not always easy to find the best fit or to prepare our kids for what to...

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TPP 153: Casey O’Roarty on Calming the Drama in Our Homes

TPP 153: Casey O’Roarty on Calming the Drama in Our Homes

Casey O'Roarty of Joyful Courage on How to Calm the Drama at Home APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS AMAZON MUSIC IHEART RADIO AUDIBLE SPOTIFY BUZZSPROUT STITCHER ​Today I’m bringing back to the podcast a guest who has much goodness to offer our community, Casey O’Roarty,...

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Episode 134: How Fathers Can Be The Dad Their Child Needs

Episode 134: How Fathers Can Be The Dad Their Child Needs

  This week I’m talking with family and marriage therapist and the author of Fatherhood in 40-Minute Snapshots, Jeremy Schneider. In our conversation, we are going to get into how dads can be the parent their differently wired child needs.  I wanted to briefly...

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Episode 123: Seth Perler Talks with Asher About Resistance

Episode 123: Seth Perler Talks with Asher About Resistance

      I’m excited to be bringing back to the show a listener favorite for two back-to-back episodes—renegade teacher turned executive functioning coach and education coach Seth Perler. Seth and I are trying something new for these two episodes as we tackle a...

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Episode 109: Jonathan Fields on How to Live a Good Life

Episode 109: Jonathan Fields on How to Live a Good Life

  While most weeks the TiLT Parenting Podcast features parenting experts and coaches doing work specifically relating to raising children or differently wired, my guest today is an expert on life...specifically how to live a good life. I’m talking about Jonathan...

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Episode 90: An Interview with Dr. Dan Siegel

Episode 90: An Interview with Dr. Dan Siegel

An Interview with Dr. Dan Siegel on Developing a "Yes" Brain    APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHERI'm thrilled to share an interview with Dr. Dan Siegel, an internationally recognized educator, practicing child...

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Episode 66: Allison Carmen on Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Episode 66: Allison Carmen on Finding Peace in Uncertainty

    This episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast features a conversation with Allison Carmen, a life coach and business consultant and the author of The Gift of Maybe: Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times. I discovered Allison and her work while doing...

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Episode 44: Sex Education and Our Differently-Wired Kids

Episode 44: Sex Education and Our Differently-Wired Kids

      In this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, I sit down with sexuality educator and parenting expert Amy Lang for a very frank and open conversation* about sex ed for children—what they need to know, when they need to know it, how to talk about it, and...

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Episode 43: Why Fostering Cultures of Respect in Our Schools is Critical

Episode 43: Why Fostering Cultures of Respect in Our Schools is Critical

In this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, I sit down with a powerful changemaker and inspirer, Courtney Macavinta. An author and a life coach, Courtney is the founder of The Respect Institute, a global organization that builds the capacity of youth influencers to help vulnerable youth achieve positive academic and life outcomes.

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Episode 41: How to Foster a Love of Reading in Our Children

Episode 41: How to Foster a Love of Reading in Our Children

    This episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast features a conversation with Dr. Colleen Carroll, a writer, speaker, educator, and coach of parents of struggling readers. This episode is not about how to overcome learning differences that impact a child's ability...

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Episode 24: Asher Talks About Developing a Growth Mindset

Episode 24: Asher Talks About Developing a Growth Mindset

      In this special kid’s POV edition of the podcast, Asher and I share one of our favorite brain science tools—the concept of a fixed and growth mindset as defined by psychologist Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our...

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Episode 19: Dr. Ellen Braaten on Slow Processing Speed

Episode 19: Dr. Ellen Braaten on Slow Processing Speed

Exploring Slow Processing Speed in Children with Dr. Ellen Braaten    APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHERDoes your child have slow processing speed? If your child consistently struggles doing tasks in a timely...

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Episode 10: Social and Emotional Learning and Preschool TV

Episode 10: Social and Emotional Learning and Preschool TV

Angela Santomero on How Children Can Grow SEL Skills Through Preschool TV    APPLE PODCASTSGOOGLE PODCASTSAMAZON MUSICIHEART RADIOAUDIBLESPOTIFYBUZZSPROUTSTITCHEREver wonder about the education value of the shows your kids watch? Curious to know if children can...

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Episode 9: Asher on the Importance of Morning Routines

Episode 9: Asher on the Importance of Morning Routines

11-Year-Old Asher and Debbie on the Importance of Morning Routines   APPLE PODCASTS GOOGLE PODCASTS AMAZON MUSIC IHEART RADIO AUDIBLE SPOTIFY BUZZSPROUT STITCHER ​In this special kid’s POV edition, I share a short conversation with my 11-year-old child Asher about the...

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