Parenting from a unique position

Foster and adoptive parents open their homes to children from many cultures and races, but all with histories of loss and pain. Willingly, these parents accept the challenge to help children become more successful in life. Their loving hearts and investment in the process become assets to their...

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Emotional Blindness

Emotional blindness and how it impacts parents parenting traumatized children What is it? Emotional blindness-referenced in D. Siegel’s book, then researched it. Emotional blindness: an inability to identify and describe one’s own and other’s emotions. It’s considered a personality trait that can...

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Summertime Fears Part 2

Part Two: Fears of Summer. In the first, we covered the fear of “What will I do with the time?” Now, we will answer the three additional fears that parents have relayed to us throughout the years. Summer offers many opportunities for healing relationships, activities, and personal growth. By...

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Summertime fears!

Summer is here! Schools are ending for the summer. During the school year, parents may dread the arrival of the school bus because there are so many unknowns. It is unknown if the child had a bad day at school (behavior problems), unknown if the child will have behavior problems at home that...

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Developing a team 2: Part 3 Cautions

Team Cautions When assembling a team, everyone needs to be aware of problems at can occur. Learn some things to watch out for. HANDOUT: Team: Responsibilities and Cautions Safety is the first priority and must be maintained at all times. Staff is responsible for a working knowledge of attachment,...

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