Chloe Maxwell

Haven Magazine - - Upfront -

TV PRE­SEN­TER, MODEL, FOUNDER OF CHAR­ITY 4 ASD KIDS. MUM TO MAX (9) AND PHOENIX (8) AS WELL AS STEP KIDS JACK (19) AND SKYLA (16). It was in 2009 that Chloe and rugby league per­son­al­ity hus­band Mat Rogers went pub­lic with their son Max’s autism. With so many strings to her bow al­ready, Chloe turned her lemons into lemon­ade by form­ing the char­ity 4 ASD Kids, to sup­port kids like Max. She says one of the big­gest lessons she has learned as a mum is to “never deny chil­dren the priv­i­lege of strug­gle”. “Hav­ing a spe­cial needs son, this has been the hard­est for me,” Chloe ex­plains. “But I have seen my son flour­ish by be­ing pushed out of his com­fort zone and not be­ing a slave to it.” Chloe be­lieves we can mol­ly­cod­dle our chil­dren to the point where they be­come help­less in the world, un­able to do sim­ple things for them­selves and so re­liant on oth­ers. “Our chil­dren need to make mis­takes to learn, they need to fall down, to feel pain and re­jec­tion. It’s all a part of

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