I learnt so much from this interview with Shae. Shae lives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs and has three girls aged 11, 9 and 7. Two of her girls have had an Autism Spectrum diagnosis.
Shae is passionate about this and educating her girls which she does herself at home. In the episode Shae shares:
- Why the chose home education
- How she takes “smoko” (a morning tea) break during the day with the girls
- How she needed to change her spontaneous approach to their days, to help accommodate the personalities of her kids
- How to cope with the assessment and diagnosis period
- How she started making small changes to improve her health and wellness
Shae has also shared some of her parenting journey here – Free range in suburbia.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Challenging Assumptions in Education by Wendy Priesnitz
- Parenting for a Peaceful World by Robin Grille
- Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley MD
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Listening to podcasts
If you have never listened to a podcast, don’t worry it is simple and there are a number of ways you can do it. I wrote a detailed post with screen shots that you can find here – How to listen to podcasts, or you can follow the brief instructions below:
- on iPhone/iPad/iPod – it automatically has the Podcast app downloaded on the iOS devices. Look for it on your device, open it up and search for this family life. Once you have found it click subscribe and from that point on all new episodes of the podcast will be automatically updated for you.
- on Android – there are a number of apps you can install to listen to podcasts on your Android phone. Podcast and Radio Addict is free and will keep you updated once subscribed.
- on computer – you can find the podcast here on iTunes and listen directly on your computer.
- the player below! – you can always hit play on the player below and listen directly.
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Thanks so much for listening!