22 06/2020

How Children With FASDs Interact With The Online World | Expert Interview with Dr. Ira Chasnoff, MD

2021-03-14T15:20:25-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass)|

We know that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have a profound effect on a person's ability to reason, think logically, and control impulses. But in today's society there are extra dangers. Our children must live and function in a media-saturated world filled with false realities via the internet and social media. How do we help our [...]

11 12/2019

How To Maximize Your Finances | Expert Interview with Chad Johnson

2021-03-14T15:20:26-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

What would it look like to maximize your finances? For many, even thinking about finances fills their body with anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this latest edition of Expert Interviews, Mike interviews Chad Johnson, the founder of Blue Financial Coaching. Watch the interview, then connect with Chad at www.bluefinancialcoach.com, or over [...]

14 11/2019

How To Effectively Communicate With Providers | Expert Interview with Dr. Gary Feldman, MD

2021-03-14T15:20:27-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

Have you ever left a pediatrician or medical professional's office and felt as if you couldn't adequately communicate your child's need, and you were completely misunderstood? If so, you're definitely NOT alone. We've been there a time or two with our children. But good news! In this edition of Expert Interviews, we're pleased to welcome [...]

13 08/2019

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

2021-03-14T15:20:27-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

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

2021-03-14T15:20:27-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

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 [...]

20 11/2018

Behavioral Development | Expert Interview with Dr. Feldman

2021-03-14T15:20:28-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

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 [...]

29 10/2018

Partnering with Schools | Expert Interview with Dr. Schultz

2021-03-14T15:20:29-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

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 [...]

22 09/2018

Feelings of Rejection | Expert Interview with Sherrie Eldridge

2021-03-14T15:20:29-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

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 [...]

18 07/2018

Choosing Residential Treatment | Expert Interview with Chuck Haggle

2021-03-14T15:20:30-04:00By |Expert Interviews (formerly Backstage Pass), Uncategorized|

We've heard the questions in the forums: When you feel like you have exhausted all of your resources, where can you go next?  When is it time to consider residential treatment? Are there any other options we should try first? Knowing just how difficult these questions and decisions can be, we reached out to Chuck [...]

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