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…

Exhausted

I once worked with a mom who reminded me of where I was just a few years ago (and, if I’m not careful, where I can so easily get to now). She had been fighting the battle to help her children heal for so long that she was….well, exhausted. Emotionally,…

Compromise & Control

This article from our friends over at Empowered to Connect stretched my thinking about control issues in adopted and foster children. I encourage you to read it. When people hear our kids ask, “May I have a compromise?” they tend to look at us a bit funny. They seem completely…