August 17, 2021

Getting Beneath the Iceberg of Children’s Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors

Children’s behaviors are often manifestations of their beliefs, values and past experiences. Caregivers are called to the challenging job of helping children overcome these. To do this, caregivers must not solely focus on negative behaviors, but rather the reasoning underneath these behaviors. Read more in this month’s blog by Donna Erickson.
July 19, 2021

How to Navigate Meltdowns While Strengthening Your Parenting Skills

Dysregulation, better known as a meltdown, is going to happen. They are fueled with emotion and are difficult for parents and children alike. Yet, if you follow David Bergesen, MFT's four steps outlined in our latest blog, you will strengthen your child and your parenting skills.
June 14, 2021

Whole Brain Parenting

Every person has a built-in self-care mechanism that we have explored since we were infants. Learn how this three-level system can help you manage your children’s outburst by reading our newest blog by Nick Lawrence.
May 17, 2021

Helping Our Children Challenge Negative Thinking

Do you ever slip down that rabbit hole of negative thinking and get stuck? Our children do, too. Mindfulness and new, positive thoughts help create healthier pathways in the brain. Try these pointers and phrases to help your child avoid that downward cycle.
April 19, 2021

How to Help Your Foster or Adopted Child Succeed

Helping children succeed is indeed a tough job, and doubly so for traumatized children. But what is success? Read this month's blog for exploration with our regular trainer, therapist, and former foster youth, Donna Erickson, M.A.
March 16, 2021

Boundaries: Difficult to Establish, Necessary for Relationship

Boundaries are necessary and are critical for parenting – especially in high-needs kids. Help One Child’s latest blog shares 10 steps to setting healthy boundaries, which keep toxicity away and create more peace within the home. Read "Boundaries: Difficult to Establish, Necessary for Relationship" by Laura Elizabeth DeHority, LMFT, to learn more.
February 16, 2021

Breaking the Cycle: Don’t Let Shame and “Old” Rules Govern You

Family patterns are difficult to break, but it’s possible. Read Help One Child’s blog, "Breaking the Cycle: Don't Let Shame and "Old" Rules Govern You" by Laura Elizabeth DeHority, LMFT, to learn how. DeHority explains how the voices of our parents subconsciously influence our adult choices and parenting.
January 19, 2021

Giving Every Child and Adult a Voice

With almost half the nation’s children having experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma (National Survey of Children’s Health), there is a great need for healing and resiliency building. This month's blog post asks "What is STRONG with you, not what is wrong with you!" Witness one adoptee's path to healing, resiliency and self-care.