How to Tell Your Child About Their Diagnosis, with Dan Peters

If you’re raising a uniquely wired child, what is a good age to tell them about their diagnosis and how should you do it?

According to Dan Peters, PhD, clinical psychologist and executive director of the Summit Center, it’s important to be very thoughtful in how we talk to our kids about their unique brain profile. Let’s do it in a way that is affirming and builds awareness, and not pathologizing or stigmatizing.

These conversations play a role in their identity formation, so we need to proceed with care.

How should we go about it? Take a listen.

Want to hear more from the amazing Dr. Dan Peters, expert in bright and quirky kids’ mental health and assessment? Dr. Dan visits us each month to answer parents’ questions in the Bright & Quirky IdeaLab, our parent learning community. We’d love you to join us.