Helping keep anxious children calm

All kids get anxious during the holidays and our adopted and foster kids will regress in their functioning during this time. Parents who notice this regression can use it as an opportunity to help. In part 1 we discussion using Validation and Empathy as tools to reduce anxiety and improve…

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: 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…