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Oct

Alternatives to Traditional Discipline

Traditional parenting techniques are not always effective when...
12
Jul

Qualities of a Successful Adoptive Parent

DSC_1232When considering adoption, parents generally take time to con...
28
Jun

Playing Games to Strengthen Attachment

Playing games as a family helps us build attachment with our children.
16
May

The Benefits of a Post-Adoption Visit

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8
Mar

What are Post Adoption/Post Placement Reports?

post adoptionAfter your child joins your family through adoption...
25
Jan

Four Reasons to Attend “Empowered to Connect”

empowered to connectWhether you’re in the process of adopting, have a...
11
Jan

Finding Help for Your Adopted Child through EMDR

Imagine that you’ve finally completed your adop...
6
Dec

Rocking Your Way to Closer Attachment

rocking-chair_credit-neededIn preparation for adop...
30
Nov

Dealing- and Playing- with Sensory Processing Disorder

If your kids are anything like mine they like to run, jump, climb and play HARD. We have sports equipment for nearly every sport (even lacrosse!), bikes, roller blades, pogo sticks, skateboards, hula hoops, a swing se...
21
Nov

Imus, Umus and Other Ways to Incorporate Birth Culture

birth cultureWhile attending a luau in Hawaii, I heard a...
26
Sep

Ten Tips for Surviving the “Trenches” in Adoption

After about a year, I feel like my family is finally out of the adoption “trenches.” Sure, there are days when we’ve fallen back in, but for the most part we feel like we’ve made it up and out. There will continue to ...
8
Sep

How Snapchat Saved Our Summer

Snapchat 1Most of you have probably heard of Snapchat. If not, you’ve been m...
29
Aug

Mantras for Connected Parenting

One thing I’ve learned in parenting is that yelling is not effective. Yelling at my children creates fear and sends them into fight-or-flight mode. However, staying calm and not yelling when you walk into your daughte...
10
Aug

Back-to-School Tips for Adoptive Parents

AIMG_2267s I prepare to send my kids back to school, I’m mentally maki...
4
Apr

R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Resources for Developing Respect in your Child

respectMy daughter once told a teacher at sc...
28
Mar

Tips for Effective Re-Do’s

Redo RooI am a frequent user of the “Undo” (Ctrl + Z) a...
10
Mar

Say “Yes”, Turn “No” into “Yes” and Teach Your Child to Accept “No”

During the first couple months of becoming an adoptive mom, there were many times I said “yes” to my daughter when I ordinarily wouldn’t have done so. For example, I said yes to: taking a bath in leggings, taking a ba...
10
Feb

Splish-Splash! My Kid Won’t Take a Bath!

In our house, bath time can sometimes be a struggle. A ...
13
Jan

What is a Home Study?

indiana home study servicesOver the past several years at M...
23
Dec

Lifebooks are an Important Tool

image (9)This week I was talking with a friend of mine w...
11
Nov

How Can I Teach My Child to be Gentle and Kind?

gentle and kind graphicHow does your child’s engine run...
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