The decision to have your child evaluated for a disability or learning difference can be an emotional one for many moms. In this episode I share from personal experience as a mom and a teacher the top three things to think about: 1) Your emotions and how to process them, because there are some natural fears associated, including the concern about having your child labeled, and also other intense and sometimes unexpected emotions many moms experience. 2) The vast amount of information you will receive and how to process that, and the most important, 3) The purpose of an evaluation and why aligning your values as you go through the process is critical. We also discuss the idea of a holistic lens for seeing brain differences as a common characteristic that we all share as human beings. If you or a mom you know is considering an evaluation for a child who is struggling, feel free to reach out for support by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.