The Climb: A Mother & Son’s Journey to Acceptance

Parenting expert, author and educator, Julie Lythcott-Haims is well-known for her words of wisdom and encouragement. In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode — for the first time — we are invited to listen in on a heart-to-heart conversation between Julie and her 22-year-old son Sawyer about his journey with ADHD and their family’s road to acceptance.

Sawyer bravely shares stories of his diagnosis, his anxiety, his decision to take a year off from college and the importance of his parents’ understanding. We hear Julie, not just as an expert, but as a mom in the moment, discussing the mistakes she’s made along the way, what she’s learned and how she and her partner are finally becoming the “parents their son deserves.” This is one you won’t want to miss — it’s special from start to finish.

All Voices of Compassion podcast episodes are available on-demand to stream or download. Listen to The Climb: A Mother & Son’s Journey to Acceptance online at podcasts.chconline.org. You can also subscribe to Voices of Compassion on Apple podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps.

Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast produced by Children’s Health Council (CHC) with insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and family.

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