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Ep40 - Advocating for Your Child at School
Episode 401st February 2022 • I AM MOM Parenting Podcast • Dimple Arora & Shaista Fatehali
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“One of your most important jobs is to be an advocate for you child.” As parents, we never stop advocating for our children, no matter what their age and ability level.

In this episode, we are joined by guest Aimee Buckley who speaks to us on how best to support our children who are experiencing learning differences including giftedness. We discuss ways in which we can ensure that they are getting adequate support within the school system.


Be sure to listen for:

  • What advocacy looks like for all children
  • What advocacy looks like for children with learning differences
  • How to support children with learning differences
  • What an IEP is and how to navigate an IEP meeting
  • Tips on how best to communicate with your child’s teacher/school
  • What parents can do to help children thrive during the school year
  • How you can help your child who is excelling at school but isn’t quite reaching their potential

About our Guest Aimee Buckley

Aimee Buckley, founder of Study Help Inc, is a veteran public school teacher. For the first 5 years of her career as a teacher, Aimee taught students with emotional issues due to neglect or trauma. She then moved to teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities. She has taught in this position for the last 20 years. Most teachers are experts on the content they deliver, Aimee is an expert at teaching. She prides herself in making the content accessible to her students.

Connect with Aimee:

phone:  925-577-3306

Facebook @studyhelpinc


LinkedIn /in/aimee-buckley-b136b714

About the Hosts:

About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution

Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their kids towards positive transformation and life changing thought, one emotion and one choice at a time.

Dimple is an expert in women and teen empowerment and specializes in helping individuals reduce the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety using mindfulness, nutrition, EFT tapping and other energy psychology modalities. Dimple is a Certified Life Coach, EFT and NLP Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and Energy Therapist. She holds degrees in mathematics, business, and education and was previously employed in the corporate world and as a high school math teacher.

You can book a complimentary coaching call with Dimple on her website at and connect with her on social media. 



About Shaista Fatehali – Founder of Thrive Kids

Shaista Fatehali is the founder of Thrive Kids BC where she works with children and families to help nurture connection, empower a sense of self - worth and discover what is needed for individual families to thrive. Shaista is a speaker and the author of the children’s book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide. She is a certified children’s and parent life coach and works with clients to build soft skills such as interpersonal awareness, effective communication, emotional agility emotional regulation, problem solving, transition planning and mindfulness . As a teacher and mother of two young girls, her true passion lies in giving her children, her students and clients the tools to reach their most true authentic selves.

To book a complimentary call with Shaista or to learn more about Shaista and the programs she offers at Thrive Kids BC, please visit her website at


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