Recorded Class

LEGO Exclusive class – Diagnoses and Disabilities: Candid, Caring Talks with Your Child

September 28, 2022 12:30 pm EDT/EST

About This Class

A diagnosis of a mental health issue or disability can come as a relief when it validates or expands your understanding of your child. It gives your family a place to start creating a support plan. You may also wonder about how much to say and how to say it to your child in a way that doesn't harm their self-worth. In addition, when others in your family or community display symptoms of these challenges, children will often make up explanations that are not accurate. In all these cases, children will benefit from straightforward information delivered with a compassionate point of view. A little bit of preparation can go a long way in helping your child cope well and strengthen their resilience. 

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply ways to talk with your child on the topic of diagnosis or disability in sensitive and supportive ways
  • Recognize how much to share with them and how to share it based on their age and development
  • Increase your confidence in how to answer tough questions from the heart or locate the information you need together
  • Apply skills to respond with love and support to any big emotions that may come up for you or your child

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,

LCSW

Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor

Topics

  • communication
  • disability

Age Category

  • Parenting Essentials