I help parents understand and better support their kids with FASD, look after themselves and cope with the challenges of raising neurodivergent children.

Gilberto Spencer Certified Life Coach, FASD Self-Advocate & Mentor.

If you are a parent of a kid with FASD and want to help them

achieve their full potential. Here are some tips for you.

1. Embrace and celebrate who your kid really is by letting go of whom you think they should be.

Ask yourself

a) What do I think about my kid?

b) Where may I be stuck on my thinking?

c) What do I believe is possible for my kid?

2. Always remember that you are the right parent for your kid.

3. Recognize your kid's gifts, what your kid is good at. It's not about "how smart we are" but "how we are smart".​

4. Identify where help may be needed and provide the right support.

5. Know that your kid is not broken, you don’t need to fix them but support them.

6. Know that your kid's brain never stops developing and that it can be improved. Neuroplasticity is the brain's remarkable ability to move functions from damaged areas to undamaged ones by reorganizing pathways and creating new neurons and connections. ​

Key contributors to parents' success while raising children with FASD 

  1. Look after yourself so you can help your kid. I will help you deal with your issues, so nothing is stopping you from better supporting your children.

  2. Learn the tools, I will teach you about metacognition and self-regulation, through them, you will be able to;

a) Regulate your own emotions, especially if and when you're being triggered.

b) Teach them to your kids, so they can manage their own emotional responses.

Don't struggle any longer trying to raise your child with FASD on your own. I want you to know that you are not alone, I'm here to help. Having FASD myself, I understand what you and your kid are going through.

Let's work together towards giving your kid the best chance at success in life. I can assure you that your child can learn to thrive despite their diagnosis the way I did. You have my word. I'm fully committed to helping you and your child achieve your full potential.

Through my unique and personalized approach, combined with my lived experience, I have helped many parents like you to improve their and their child's lives.