It’s not you, it’s me

It’s not you, it’s me

Parents of adopted and foster kids often feel like they must be doing something wrong since they are not able to make their children behave during the holidays.

In this episode we hope that parents will understand that “it’s not you, it’s them.” Although we will be learning interventions to help, our kids are going to have issues during this time of the year.

Here are the 5 reasons kids struggle

  1. Trauma triggers
  2. Grief and loss
  3. Sensory Issues
  4. Self Regulation Problems
  5. AnxietyIf future episodes we will unpack those  more and give some interventions to help minimize the effects.

Lynn Owens

Mental Health Counselor at Canyon Lakes Family Counseling Center
Lynn Owens is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate at Canyon Lakes Family Counseling Center. He specializes in treating children and teens who have experienced significant trauma. He and his wife Jennie have parented over 100 children in group care, residential care and foster care. They are the proud parents of three amazing children who were adopted from foster care.

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