Showing Up

Many people have asked what our next step is in this foster and adoptive journey since we have finalized the boys' adoption. And I have…

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Coping Skills

We've seen it a million times: Children who are sad, scared, and anxious act angry and destructive because they simply don't know what else to…

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Foster Care is a Family

That title might seem obvious. The point of foster care is to provide a family for a child who needs one. That is true, but…

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Foster Care is Frustrating

Google tells me that frustrating means to cause someone to feel upset or annoyed, typically as a result of being unable to change or achieve something.…

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Never say no to your kids

Obviously you need to say no to your kids. Multiple times a day. "Can I have ice cream for breakfast?" "Is it ok if I…

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Parental Judgement: Raising Kids with Anxiety 

     Something I haven't liked about parenting is the judgment of other parents. People have such deep rooted ideas about what a parent's job…

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