This week 2 lawyers, a teacher and a medical doctor asked me the same question:
Am I being a Drama Queen?
Their circumstances were wildly different, but the fear was the same:
Other people might think they were being DQs for doing for their children the same things they do effortlessly in their careers:
✅ Ask follow-up questions
✅ Gather information
✅ Explore alternatives
✅ Request additional services/testing/terms
✅ Disagree with peers and superiors
At work, they call this “doing my job”.
But when it comes to IEP meetings, doctors appointments, and hospitalization decisions, they worried other people would view them as a DQ.
Entertaining this possibility is undermining your confidence and your ability to show up as the CEO of
Team [insert your child’s name].
I’m not telling you other people won’t be irritated by your advocacy.
I’m urging you not to play small because of it.
I’m positive Steve Jobs never worried about being called a DQ for disrupting multiple industries by asking questions, pushing for alternatives and bird-dogging implementation, and neither should you.
You are the visionary, the leader, the expert, and the boots on the ground.
You are a Disruption Queen.
Wear this badge proudly when you are CEO-ing for your child.
It’s what you are here to do.
P.S. If you want to learn how to advocate for your child without boiling over with rage or turning into a weeping mess, I can help you with this. In my program, I teach Moms Like You how to understand their triggers and process their emotions, so that they can show up as the most effective CEO for their child. You can get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation HERE.
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