“Desi cries every time we’re in the car, no matter what I do she won’t stop,” Jason complained to his friend. “Oh, don’t worry, she’ll grow out of it, Zavier did that when he was young too,” replied Zack. As parents of hurting children we hear this often, far too often. Our friends and family…Read More
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are your worries about your child’s future stealing joy from the present?
“We can help pave the roads of those around us, but we can’t choose their direction.” – Shri Rama * You can listen to a recording of this post, just scroll to the end. When you adopt, occasionally worry comes with it. How will my child feel about their adoption? Will they feel like I…Read More
how to help your adopted/foster child sleep (sleep issues part 2)
Sleep issues are a hot topic in the adoption and foster care community. Last week I highlighted why hurting children have problems sleeping in my post, Why Adopted and Foster Children Have Sleep Issues, and as I promised, I’m back this week to give you ideas on how to help your kids sleep. If you…Read More
why consequences & rewards don’t work for hurting children (adoption/foster)
You can listen to a recording of this post, just scroll down to the bottom of this page and don some earbuds. 🙂 “My child doesn’t respond to consequences, I can take away anything and he doesn’t care.” “Rewards mean nothing to my daughter, I can offer an ice cream at McDonald’s or a new…Read More