Welcome to another episode of the Post Traumatic Parenting podcast! Today’s episode is extra special because I’m joined by Lynn Greenberg, co-author of the book “Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure”. This episode is being released in October to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month, so let’s celebrate by discussing how post-traumatic parents can better support their children with dyslexia in understanding and embracing their diagnosis.
If you’re a loyal listener of the Post Traumatic Parenting podcast, you’ve heard me talk about my AIM Model – acceptance, integration, and mission. Jonathan is a perfect example of how this model can be applied. It shows us how we can take a diagnosis that initially appears as a challenge and transform it into a superpower and a unique gift. Join us in today’s podcast episode to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month together and learn more about Jonathan & Lynn’s journey, the challenges they overcame, and how it inspired them to write their beautiful and empowering book “Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure”.
More about Lynn & Jonathan Greenberg:
Lynn Greenberg is the happiest wife, mom, and grandma. A very retired attorney who loves to cook, exercise, and read, she has seen how positivity with feelings and differences can allow children to grow into happy, productive adults. During COVID-19, when many families were living together with an abundance of unscheduled free time, Lynn and her son Jonathan, who has dyslexia, began to work on the concepts and ideas for Robby. As ideas developed, they became increasingly invested in the character, his story, and the impact this endeavor could have on others.
Topics covered on Celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month:
- What inspired Lynn & Jonathan to write “Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure”?
- How does this picture book help children with dyslexia understand and embrace their diagnosis?
- What is the positive message that Lynn & Jonathan aim to convey through their book?
- The challenges of living with dyslexia that the book acknowledges.
- What other neurodiverse issues do Lynn & Jonathan plan to address in future books?
- How do Lynn & Jonathan hope to promote acceptance and understanding of neurodiversity through their work?
- The impact “Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure” had on its readers.
- How can literature play a role in promoting empathy and understanding towards people with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia?
- What advice do Lynn & Jonathan have for parents or educators who want to support children with dyslexia?
Connect with Dr. Robyn Koslowitz:
- Website: www.drrobynkoslowitz.com
- Instagram: @dr.koslowitzpsychology
- Facebook Group: Post Traumatic Parenting
- Post Traumatic Parenting Guidebook
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with Lynn & Jonathan Greenberg:
- Book: Robby the Dyslexic Taxi and the Airport Adventure
- Website: www.robbythetaxi.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativecabcomp
- Instagram: @creativecabcompany
Resources from this episode:
- You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
More about Post Traumatic Parenting:
“How can I give my kids a normal childhood, when mine was anything but?” Post-Traumatic Parenting is the podcast for anyone who has ever asked themselves that question. Robyn Koslowitz, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and Post-Traumatic Parent, combines the fields of post-traumatic recovery and growth with our best understanding of how to raise Little Humans. Through interviews with experts in the fields of behavior science, psychology, trauma, and child development, as well as interviews with toy developers, children’s book authors, and anyone else who makes childhood a delight, Dr. Koslowitz explores how trauma impacts our parenting, and how to hack our traumas into superpowers and super-parenting.
Each week, Dr. Koslowitz unpacks how to survive and thrive as a Post-Traumatic Parent. She shares behind-the-scenes insights into the research that underlies what we know about parenting, child development, and trauma recovery. Each podcast provides actionable tips about how to transform our Post-Traumatic Parenting and how to turn our parenting journey into a post-traumatic growth experience. Dr. Koslowitz interviews some of the famous names in these fields, and some experts you’ve never heard of (but should have!). Ready to go from survivor to thriver? Ready to become the parent you’ve always dreamed of being? Join us!