3 Practical Ways To Build An Attachment With Your Child
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1w ago
You’ve been pushed away, rejected, screamed at, and treated as though you’re out to get your child when you’ve tried to love them and care for them the best way possible. This feels quite defeating ..read more
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Dear Caregiver: You Can Face This!
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3w ago
The caregiver journey is really, really, REALLY hard. As we’ve stepped into this brand new year, we are re-realizing how true this is. That’s why we want to bring you some encouragement ..read more
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Am I Making My Child’s Food Insecurity Worse With My Rules?
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1M ago
Food insecurity is one of the deepest, and complex forms of trauma. Even years after a human being faces this type of trauma, their body keeps the score ..read more
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“I Am A Work In Progress”
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10M ago
I saw it happen. Not live, but minutes after. I watched the full unedited version through an Instagram account I follow. The “Slap” seen around the world, on stage, at The Oscars. Maybe not the greatest night in television history but, now, certainly the most infamous ..read more
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5 Things To Consider Before You Adopt After Infertility Or Loss
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1y ago
Navigating grief after the loss of a pregnancy, or infertility can be all-consuming. Many parents choose the path of adoption. But before you do, there are some big things to consider first ..read more
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Renew Your Response To Sensory Needs
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by Mike Berry
1y ago
Understanding sensory needs in children who have a trauma history is crucial to building a healthy relationship, and a lifelong trust and connection. But how do you make sense of the need? More than that, how do you change your response? We are fortunate to be joined by Dr. Laura Anderson who gives solid advice and insight into this topic. A Little More About Dr. Anderson… Dr. Laura S. Anderson is a clinical child and family psychologist who is licensed in Hawaii and California, and she has worked with youth and families for over twenty years. Her areas of expertise include school-based behavi ..read more
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Renew Your Response To Triggered Behavior
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by Mike Berry
1y ago
Often, when our children are agitated, irritable, or aggressive, we can default to a traditional mindset when it comes to their behavior. We mistake trauma-induced behaviors for selfishness, belligerence, and disobedience. But this comes out of a lack of understanding as to how a child with a trauma history can be triggered. In Part 2 of our special podcast series, Renewing Your Response, we not only walk through the signs of triggered behavior, but also how to respond. In this episode we discuss… Our children can appear disobedient because their behaviors can escalate quickly. Before we reac ..read more
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Why Our Response To Our Children’s Behavior Matters
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by Mike Berry
1y ago
Just 10 short years ago we were struggling BIG time on the parenting journey. One of the biggest things we struggled with was our response. When our children became triggered, or melted down, or were anxious, or dysregulated, we responded the wrong way. And frankly, that caused things to become worse. Fortunately, through a series of transformational events (trainings, readings, and research) we discovered a new way to respond. One that brought healing, connection, and began to repair broken attachment. Here are a few things we discussed in this episode…. Your response to your children change ..read more
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How Adoptive Parents Can Show Up For Their Children
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by Mike Berry
1y ago
A little more about Dr. Anderson… Dr. Laura S. Anderson is a clinical child and family psychologist who is licensed in Hawaii and California, and she has worked with youth and families for over twenty years. Her areas of expertise include school-based behavioral health, assessment, support for adoptive families, as well as support for LGBTQ+  youth and their families. Dr. Anderson is also an adoptive parent, and in trainings she shares concrete tips for parents based on decades of experience she has gathered from the vantage point of both her office couch and her family’s living room couc ..read more
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How The Enneagram Can Help Us Become Better Parents
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by Mike Berry
1y ago
Have you heard of the Enneagram? We’re beyond fascinated by this. And if you attended The Insight Virtual Conference a couple of weeks ago, you heard Lisa and Melissa present on this very topic. We are honored to be able to share this special episode of the podcast all about the Enneagram. You may know that the Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. But did you know that the Enneagram can greatly benefit us as caregivers, because it gives us unique insight into our personality types and how we interact wi ..read more
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