How Not to Be A Helicopter Parent to an Allergic Child- Haleh Rabizadeh

June 11, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Stem

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Episode Description

We all love our children and we don’t want to see anything happen to them, it’s our parenting nature; but when we know our children have severe allergies or face bullying among peers it’s easy to become what experts call a “helicopter parent”. The term refers to a parent who hovers overhead to ensure their child is safe. This behavior by the parent could be just as hindering to the child as their allergies. It can also hurt your life as it consumes your every moment. Haleh Rabizdeh, a renowned parenting expert, has a child with severe allergies to foods. She is able to help parents first hand deal with the strain from her own experiences. Haleh will be discussing how to avoid being a helicopter parent by answering our questions and sharing her experience.

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Dr. Stem

My name is Dr. Sithembile Stem Mahlatini, a compassionate and result oriented personal and organizational development Professional Speaker with a vision since 2007. I am a messenger and champion of Hope, better known as the Voice of Hope. I am the President and Founder of Global Counseling & Coaching Services, Inc. and Founder of Women and Youth Empowerment Seminars. I hold a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, a Master of Social Work, MSW degree and Ed. D degree in Organizational Leadership.

I am originally from Harare Zimbabwe in Africa. I have been a resident of the USA for 26 years. After obtaining my degrees, I was licensed as a Psychotherapist and became certified as a professional speaker, author, career and life coach. My work is primarily with adolescents and families. I have conducted extensive adolescents work with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and in my private practice. My work has also included extensive grief work, crisis stabilization and employee assistance (EAP).

I am certified as a speaker, trainer, and coach through both the John C. Maxwell Team and the Susan Jeffers “Feel the Fear and Do it anyway” team. My goal is to empower, educate, and engage others so that they believe and achieve more in life than they ever thought possible. I have authored four books, including my memoir “Beyond the Tears-A story of Hope and Encouragement, and co-authored seven books with the Professional Woman Network.

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