#146: Navigating the Swear Storms: Understanding FASD and Swearing

fasd success show Feb 18, 2024

Strap in for an unflinching dive into one of the more colorful aspects of FASD caregiving - navigating the world of swearing. In Episode #146 of The FASD Success Show, host Jeff Noble takes us through the whys and hows of swearing in individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), offering a blueprint for understanding and managing these outbursts.

This episode isn't about shaming or strict discipline; it's a lesson in empathy and effective communication. We're exploring the neurological underpinnings of swearing in the FASD brain and providing strategies to help caregivers redirect these moments into constructive learning opportunities.

Join Jeff as he unpacks:

- The Brain's Traffic System: Understanding the role of the prefrontal cortex and how it affects impulse control in individuals with FASD.

- Emotional Regulation: Recognizing the importance of emotional expression and identifying the root causes behind the swearing.

- The Power of Pause: Learning how to react thoughtfully to swearing and create a supportive environment for emotional growth.

Throughout the episode, Jeff emphasizes the importance of recognizing swearing as a form of communication, not defiance. He shares personal anecdotes, professional experiences, and the wisdom of experts like Dr. Catherine LaBelle, to provide a well-rounded perspective on this challenging aspect of FASD caregiving.

Most importantly, this episode is about shifting perspectives - from seeing swearing as an act of rebellion to understanding it as a sign of deeper emotional needs. It's about building a bridge between caregivers and their loved ones, fostering a relationship where trust, understanding, and mutual respect can flourish.

As always, Jeff provides the right mix of humor, honesty, and heartfelt advice, making this episode a must-listen for anyone on the front lines of FASD caregiving. Whether you're dealing with public outbursts or private challenges, you'll come away with a newfound understanding and practical tools to turn those "fuck off" moments into opportunities for growth and connection.

So tune in, take notes, and let's navigate these swear storms together. Remember, it's not just about managing behavior; it's about nurturing understanding and resilience in the face of FASD.

Show Notes:

- Join the conversation and find support in our private Facebook group: FASD Caregiver Success Group.
- Stay up-to-date and informed by following Jeff Noble on Instagram (@fasdsuccess) and Twitter (@JeffjNoble).
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If you're inspired by this episode and eager to learn more about managing aggression in FASD, don't forget to check out our Aggression Masterclass for caregivers. Get your tickets at FASD Success: FASD and Aggression Masterclass and join a community committed to turning challenges into success stories.

Get your Masterclass tickets here www.fasdsuccess.com/aggression 


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