Today on the podcast, we’re chatting with Debbie Reber of TiLT Parenting who shares that being differently wired isn’t a deficit.

About Debbie
Debbie Reber, founder of TiLT and host of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, is a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker. Her most recent books include Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About AnythingChill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You, and In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers.

Before becoming a writer, Debbie worked in children’s television. Originally from the U.S., Debbie and her family moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2013. When she’s not homeschooling her 12-year-old twice-exceptional son Asher, working on TiLT, or writing books, she’s running, traveling, and reading.

[1:00] More about Debbie

[2:22] Debbie’s story on why did she created Tilt Parenting?

[4:58] What being differently wired means and how it may be affecting kids at school.
– Tips for parents who have differently wired kids in school
– How to make the switch from looking at deficits/flaws to celebrating our kids’ differences

[11:03] How the arts can help with problem solving and critical thinking for differently wired kids.

[16:35] Find out about helping kids develop a growth mindset.

[21:29] Executive Functioning – why these skills important for differently wired kids.
– Morning routines for kids that are differently wired

[24:25] Book reference: Julie Lythcott-Haims How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

[26:14] How Debbie defines smart.

[28:52] Parting piece of advice/tip for parents that they could implement today whether or not their child is differently wired?

[32:17] Find out more about Debbie Reber through their website, TiLT Parenting.

TiLT Creed
TiLT Manifesto

Resources from the Interview

Dr. Carol Dweck – Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Julie Lythcott-Haims – How to Raise an Adult