Don’t assume that this this episode isn’t for you based on the title. I’m excited to share this episode of, “Today’s Family Experience” but am worried that some of you won’t listen because you may think it doesn’t apply to you. That’s exactly how I felt when I started the interview with Shawn. However, by the time I was done interviewing Shawn, I the experience had made me a better dad. No matter what the needs of our kids, they need parents can encourage development and independence through following the steps Shawn developed. I needed to know as a dad, even through I may not have the same challenges as Shawn, I still need to have a similar focus.
Dr. Shawn Anderson is not only an expert in parenting but also teaches and coaches other fathers. He holds a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, is the author of “Living Dangerously: Seven Keys To Intentional Discipleship,” as well as an Adjunct Faculty with Warner Pacific University.
He and Lisa, his wife of 8 years regularly coach and lead sessions for The Family Experience when he isn’t teaching for the Pathway’s to Fatherhood, an outreach of Northwest Marriage Institute.
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Tips for Parenting in a Special Needs Child
- Educate yourself
- Get to know them personally
- Access resources
- Help them develop their own individuality
- Experiment with different communication styles, learning styles and discipline.
- Be patient
- Blog Post for “Bow-tie” “Parenting In The Unpredictable Years”
- Shriners – www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/portland
- Shawn Anderson’s Website – docshawn.com
- Northwest Marriage Institute – www.northwestmarriage.org
- The Family Experience – www.thefamilyexperience.org
- Follow Shawn on Twitter – www.twitter.com/docshawn
- Shawn’s Book – Living Dangerously: Seven Keys to Intentional Discipleship
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