Sleep is an essential need. Is your family getting enough uninterrupted sleep and waking up feeling rested? Many parents and caregivers in foster, adoptive and kinship-formed families report feeling tired, drained and exhausted. And children who have experienced trauma often have sleep challenges. If you have someone in your household struggling to get enough sleep, you want to first discover the root cause to then address it. Listen to this month’s podcast on “Sleep Strategies for Your Family” with Trish Jonker, MA to gain several simple suggestions to try at home.
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!
Have you ever been confused about when and for how long you can leave your foster child with a caregiver? Do you have to get permission from the social worker? Listen to this month’s podcast with Emily Kaiser for an inside scoop on the reasoning behind the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for the state of California and explore common applications. Emily Kaiser, LCSW, is not only an adoptive professional, but also an adoptive Mom and Auntie!
Don’t stress about your child’s attachment! It can form later and at any point. Listen to this month’s just released podcast on “Recapturing Missed Attachment” with Donna Erickson, MA. Find hope in her sharing how to relax and strengthen attachment with children who joined your family through foster care, adoption or kinship placements.
Does your child struggle with learning? Listen to the Help One Child’s newest podcast with Jennifer Giese,MS, a school psychologist and resource parent, as she shares on how foster/adoptive parents can better support their children’s education.
Strengthen your relationships and marriage! Parenting children is hard work and can take a toll on marital bliss. Listen in to this month’s podcast with Laura Beth DeHority, LMFT, as she shares about common marriage challenges and solutions faced while parenting children from hard places.