How would your day-to-day life be different if you could parent from a place of empowerment and confidence?
What would it be like if you could better understand your neurodivergent child and trust that they feel safe, accepted, and deeply connected to you?
It is possible to raise neurodivergent kids and be empowered along the way. At The Modern Spectrum, we support parents as you do the work to better understand yourselves and change some of your own behaviors, responses, and expectations. From this place of new paradigm parenting, you can show up more fully and authentically for your kids and ultimately break the patterns that no longer serve you and your families.
One-on-one support to address the struggles and concerns that show up most for you and your family. You'll learn tools, strategies, and mindful approaches to help you navigate tough moments and bring more ease to your days.
Christine offers group coaching programs for parents with neurodivergent kids to connect and learn together in community.
Guest speaking engagements
Christine host seminars and presentations for educators and other professionals interested in neurodiversity-affirming practices. Topics and specific examples may be curated specifically for the goals and needs of the organization.
Not long into my career, I realized that much of what I learned in my speech-language pathology program at Boston University was not very neurodiversity-affirming. We were taught to correct certain behaviors and help kids conform to "typical" ways of communicating and expressing emotion. And while I loved working with the kids, I didn't agree with the belief that their ways of experiencing the world were wrong and that they needed to be fixed.
I chose to celebrate their strengths rather than emphasize their deficits, and I started shifting my mindset and approaching my students with more curiosity and non-judgement.
Around the same time, I noticed that many of their parents appeared to be in constant states of stress and anxiety, with very little support.
While their kids had special therapies, programs, and services, it seemed obvious to me that the parents and families also needed supportive spaces to learn, to process, to be validated, and to feel less alone.
So I decided to create that space.
creating secure attachments
It's not always easy to know when it's best to help your child and when it's okay for them to figure things out for themselves.
What it is and what it isn't
Learn about co-regulation and why it's such a valuable tool when you're raising autistic and neurodivergent kids.
Getting curious rather than reactive
What happens when we start to view challenging behaviors as a sign that the child's nervous system is in a state of distress? How does that help us change our response?