Hear From Lauren
In the program, I learned that I’m valuable and my identity isn’t about my children, and that I can be important for myself.
How did you hear about the Max Family program?
I heard about the Max family program through one of my friends, who has the same – who has a daughter with the same syndrome as mine. And she said it has been a really good impact for her, in her life and her family and so she said that we need to give it a go. So, yeah.
What did you learn from the program?
In the program, I learned that I’m valuable and my identity isn’t about my children, and that I can be important for myself. And if I take time out for myself, then I supposed, just know that I’m important, that I can be the best mum that I can for my kids. Yeah!
I really learned that Debbie’s is not defined by her disability and that we can really be an advocate for her rather than not just her parents but we can also fight for her, so, yes. Yeah that’s what I like.
What can you take away from the program?
I think, I’ve been really empowered and I feel like I’m really confident about what I can do for my child and also with my child who doesn’t have a disability, how we can work together as a family, so we’re supposed to build the best family dynamics we can live for with what we have. It has given me a real boldness to go fight for what we want for our family.
Would you recommend Max Family?
So, I recommend to quite a few ladies, to come and do the program, and they’ve really benefited from it. And there is more, that want to get into it and they’re seeing the impacts of other women, another dads I guess coming in starting in on the program and yes, it’s been really encouraging to see them being empowered like I was, and hopefully, they can refer other people as well and just keep going.