Are you tired of trying to deal with tantrums, melt-downs, manipulation, lying, violence, control, self-harm, promiscuity? Wondering just how to "fix" these behaviors? You might be realizing that "fixing" behaviors may not actually work anyways. We've been there too! That's why we are so excited to welcome back Jayne Schooler for an hour-long Masterclass that will [...]
On this month's edition of Backstage Pass, Kristin interviews Dr. Gary Feldman, who is an M.D., Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, and Sleep Specialist specializing in international adoption. Kristin and Dr. Feldman talk about how to view and interpret behavioral developmental issues you may see in your children, strategies for dealing with, and resources for helping foster and adoptive [...]
We were thrilled to have therapist Ruth Graham join us again, for our Live Q and A. We've done this before and it was so great that we asked our members to ask her anything again! We covered questions about holiday triggers, dealing with extended family members who don't honor boundaries, overcoming irrational fears, drug [...]
Now two months into the school year, are your children struggling? Has working with the teachers and administrators been difficult or frustrating? We get it! That's why we are so excited this month to be bringing you this information and idea packed Backstage Pass all about how you can, most effectively, partner with your child's [...]
Driving to go pick up the kids? Mike is back for SCM #5 and a little encouragement on how to care for yourself in the car!
No one wants to be that "helicopter parent," and yet, sometimes we know that our kids really do need our help. When do we step back and when should we step in? This can be even more complicated when parenting kids who may have experienced traumatic events and/or have special medical, physical, emotional, or learning [...]
With all of the technology available today, how can parents keep their kids safe and prepare their kids for the future? Many of our children from hard places are more vulnerable to the darker sides of the internet and social media. In the same way we want to protect our kids physical safety, we also [...]
What is the "lens of rejection" that many adoptees see through? How might this affect relationships between children and their adoptive and foster parents? We are so pleased to welcome back our friend, Sherrie Eldridge for her second Backstage Pass Interview. Sherrie is an international speaker and established author within the adoptive community and, as [...]
Mike is back for Self-Care Minute #4 with a tip for starting our day with an attitude of gratitude.
Our friend, Sherrie Eldridge, joins us today to encourage us to set boundaries as a self-care habit.