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13 08/2019

How To Nurture Healthy Attachments With Your Child | Expert Interview with Paris Goodyear-Brown

2022-02-05T15:43:48-05:00Categories: Resource Library|Tags: |

Children who come from trauma may take a lifetime to recover.  Some of the big behaviors may remain and  helping parents to understand that creating felt-safety and setting a reasonable bar are the first steps towards healing. How can we create felt-safety? What is the "soothe" technique? What do we do with our kid's core [...]

1 07/2019

Finding Hope After A Relinquished Adoption | Expert Interview with Carrie O’Toole

2022-02-05T15:44:39-05:00Categories: Resource Library|Tags: |

This edition of Expert Interviews deals with a sticky, controversial, and painful issue in the adoptive parenting world, and yet it is a reality that some families are walking through.  Where can you go if you are thinking that you just can't do this anymore?  Is there hope after relinquishment? In this edition, Mike welcomes [...]

3 04/2019

Live Q and A with Jenn Hook: Therapeutic Parenting Strategies

2022-02-05T15:45:30-05:00Categories: Monthly Live Q&A|Tags: , , |

Listen again to this replay of our awesome, April 2019, Live Q and A with Oasis Co-founder and C.E.O. Mike Berry and his good friend, Jenn Hook. Mike and Jenn answer questions about Therapeutic Parenting Strategies in this 90 minute discussion. *Sound cuts out at 30:30 (skip ahead - discussion picks back up right at 34:00).   [...]

25 03/2019

Kitchen Table Talks: Helping Kids Process their Grief and Loss

2022-02-05T15:46:09-05:00Categories: Kitchen Table Talks|Tags: , , |

Mike Berry leads today's KTT to share some thoughts about how we can help our kids process grief and loss in a healthy way. Keys to help your children process grief and loss Permission Granted For ourselves For our children Authenticity Allowed Create space for open and honest conversations Don't over-spiritualize/moralize kid's big emotions and [...]

27 01/2019

Masterclass with Mike and Kristin Berry: Re-Regulation and Coping Skills

2022-02-05T15:47:57-05:00Categories: Resource Library|Tags: |

Are your kids acting way too hyper, angry, tired, anxious, silly, and out of control?  Are you finding yourself frustrated with their behavior and wondering why they won't just do what you've asked or stop doing something that is annoying, destructive, or hurtful?  Do you find yourself questioning your parenting skills or constantly feeling like [...]

31 12/2018

How To Process Through Grief And Loss | Expert Interview with Natalie Brenner

2022-02-05T15:49:09-05:00Categories: Resource Library|Tags: , , |

The foster and adoption journey can bring up many feelings of grief and loss for our children.  We also may be dealing with our own grief and loss and wondering just how we can continue to cope with all of it.  If you are looking for some encouragement today, be sure to check out this [...]

18 12/2018

Kitchen Table Talks: Holiday Memories

2022-02-05T15:49:43-05:00Categories: Kitchen Table Talks|Tags: , |

Join in with a cup of hot cocoa for a fun kitchen table talk with Kristin Berry and her friend, Nicole Gorges as they recollect their own childhood Christmas memories and then talk about some of their new family holiday traditions.  From planning activities to decorating, with lots of talk about gifts and giving, Kristin [...]

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