May 19, 2023

Fresh Take: Meg Zucker on Empowering Kids with Differences and Disabilities

Meg Zucker is the author of the new book BORN EXTRAORDINARY: Empowering Children with Differences and Disabilities. We talk about the work all parents can do to empower all kids.

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How do we celebrate and encourage kids with disabilities and differences, without letting our fears and preconceptions dictate what we think they can do?

How do parents of kids with less understanding of differences and disabilities allow for children's natural curiosity?

Meg Zucker, author of the new book Born Extraordinary: Empowering Children with Differences & Disabilities,was born with a genetic condition called ectrodactyly. She is also the mother of three children, two of whom share this difference.

Meg is also the founder and president of Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, a non-profit with the mission of advancing understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect for people's differences.

In this episode Meg and Amy discuss:

  • "Disability" versus "difference," and how people choose the words that feel right for them
  • How Meg's experience growing up different made her parenting kids with differences a little easier—though maybe not as much as someone outside that experience might expect
  • the well-meaning "thrusting of help" that we might reconsider

Here's where you can find Meg:

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