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.
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.
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.
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.