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.
December 14, 2020

Coping with Covid: How to Make the Most of Your Time at Home with High-Needs Children

Undoubtedly, kids everywhere are sad right now. For most kids, this doesn’t look like tears but more likely presents as anger, frustration, tiredness, numbness, displaced frustration and boredom.
November 16, 2020

30 Games to Nurture Healthy Attachment with Your Child

If you are a parent of an at-risk child, it can be difficult to build a healthy and nurturing relationship with your child who may seem uncomfortable and not trust with you. Do not be discouraged. Many parents like you have this problem, and we have some strategies based on the concept of play that will help you moving forward.