Oct 22, 2021
The Naked Parent Podcast
Parents with special needs children are overwhelmed, The Naked Parent Podcast assists parents while they build the life and family of their dreams.
Everyday, you can join Chad Ratliffe, father of 7 and 2 with special needs as he interviews parents and professionals in an effort to deliver what it's like to raise special needs children. They don’t shy away from tough subjects. You will hear the good, the bad and the ugly in order for parents to make the adjustments necessary to live the life they always dreamed of.
If raising a special needs child isn’t what you signed up for, you’re struggling and overwhelmed with what it takes to raise a special needs child or you are looking for community and other parents who can understand where you are coming from, then, join Naked Parent Nation because this show is for you!
Naked Parent Nation is an international community of parents with special needs children who believe that raising a child with unique needs doesn’t have to hold a family back from living a life beyond their wildest dreams. We just have to implement tips, tricks, plan ahead, raise our emotional intelligence & do it together.
In today's show, you will meet Chelsea, 24 years old stay-at-home mom and Navy wife. She is originally from Belize, a small developing country in the Caribbean, and moved to the US about four years ago. Her husband is her childhood sweetheart and they ended up eloping in 2016 and had Mason in 2018 completely unprepared. At age 3, her son was diagnosed with autism after she relentlessly advocated for him to be evaluated. Fast forward to today where her life has completely changed, new duty station, new to different therapies, and navigating all this without a solid support system.
"When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." -Sophia Loren