School can represent a lot of anxiety and overwhelm for parents and our kids from hard places. Read this month’s newly released blog article on how to make the school year more successful.
“Communicating with kids is easy” said no parent of teens, ever! Read further and try using a growth mindset for some simple, practical strategies to tackle this challenge and capture surprising moments of connection together!
Who isn’t interested in finding practical ways to improve your family’s nutrition and wellbeing? And who knew that our moods improve and support better brain activity with healthy snacks? Click to read this month’s blog by Trish Jonker, MA, LCPC!
Are there big behaviors related to trauma and overwhelm in your home? Click to “Intentionally Simplifying to Address Trauma-Related Behaviors.” Claudia Mercier, MA, shares insights from 25+ years of parenting, adopting and fostering.
Does your child feel safe? Really safe? Being and feeling safe often doesn’t match for our children from hard places. Behaviors are communication, so you can bet challenging behaviors may communicate unmet felt safety needs. Read this month’s blog article by Erin Bouchard, a foster, adoptive, kinship and bio Mama of Trauma Informed Parenting to start by filling your child’s love tank to improve felt safety and ultimately behavior.
Just at the moment that our teens are pushing for ultimate freedom and treatment like adults, they need our guidance and to dialogue about choices around values. That sounds easier said than done. Read this month’s blog by Nick Lawrence, a foster and adoptive Dad, Family Resiliency Coach and Founder of Tools for Life, to get pointers on helping your children form their own values to keep the communication open starting young, to last a lifetime!