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Exhausted: Part two

In the last article I posted, we were talking about the fact that it’s quite normal to feel absolutely exhausted when parenting wounded children, especially when you consider all of the crazy behaviors we are dealing with on a regular basis. We also discussed the importance of self-care in dealing…

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,…

Teen Suicide

There was a tragic incident in West Richland this past weekend where a 13-year-old boy took his own life. Teen Suicide is the third leading cause of death of teens in the USA. This is such a difficult time for many teens that they choose the only way out they see to…

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…