Jan 20, 2021
How are you best supporting your children in this world?
Sylvia Farbstein has spent the last 2 decades learning how life presents us with unexpected twists and turns that can shake us to our core, stop us in our tracks or provide a catalyst for exciting change. Her professional world took a leap from the predictable and defined realm of private banking in New York City to one of few answers and no blueprint when her son, 21-year-old Brandon, was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism. Their experiences navigating a world not built for somebody like him prompted them to seek out ways to neither be confined nor defined by limitations, perceived or otherwise. This has led to an entrepreneurial career path for both mother and son that has impacted millions of lives.
In this episode, we have an in-depth conversation about raising your child when there is trauma within the family. Sylvia says that we can make a real change in someone’s life by making positive statements. Plus, Sylvia speaks about how her family has gone through an evolution. All of their experiences have impacted how they became and who they are.
Later, Sylvia explains how our children have incredible resiliency and strength. At the very least, our children need their parents to show up authentically for their spirits. One day, Sylvia realized that she had no control over the path of Brandon’s life. She learned to let go and let Brandon live on his own journey. Tune in as we talk about parenting despite challenges, how Sylvia and Brandon are navigating Covid, and what Sylvia would tell a former version of herself.
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