Posts by Ryan North


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July 25, 2017 2017 Tapestry Conference Early Bird Registration The 2017 Tapestry Conference will be held October 20-21 at Irving Bible Church and will feature Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) trained professionals, Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers, Occupational Therapists, adult adoptee panel, and a sensory experience across both days… 0
June 28, 2017 Parenting is a Leadership Exercise I was invited to speak at the Florida Foster/Adoptive Parent Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida last weekend. It is always a special privilege to share with families who are in the trenches. I love meeting them, hearing their stories,… 1
June 19, 2017 TAPESTRY @ The Water Park We will once again host our annual summer family fun night at the water park on Sunday, July 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex in Carrollton. This family event is always tons of fun… 0
May 1, 2017 Don’t Create a Vacuum There is a great parenting strategy I think we should all subscribe to; don’t remove a coping mechanism or survival strategy from a child unless you have something better to replace it with. Don’t create a vacuum if you are… 1
March 22, 2017 Establishing Healthy Boundaries I recently presented at a conference for adoptive and foster parents. My assigned topic; Building Healthy Relationships and Boundaries with Your Biological Relatives. I was excited when the topic was first assigned to me. There are many books on the subject… 0
January 26, 2017 Empowered Teens Empowered Teens was created for adopted teens in 6th-12th grade, this class will be a fun, active, low-pressure way to connect with other adopted teens and learn valuable life skills.  We will be using concepts from Empowered to Connect and… 0
November 29, 2016 #GivingTuesday is TODAY! Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. There are two ways that you can give today; your time and your treasure. Please email us at tapestry@irvingbible.org if you would like to bless adoptive and foster families by volunteering… 0
October 27, 2016 When Two Worlds Collide When I was a child, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I thought it would be the most romantic way to spend my days floating amongst the clouds. My dad traveled for work when I was a kid and… 0
October 13, 2016 4 Reasons You Need to Attend Conference this Year The 2016 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference will be held October 21-22 at Irving Bible Church. This year will feature Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)  trained professionals, Empowered to Connect Parent Trainers, and Occupational Therapists across both days of… 0
September 19, 2016 Rest There are many things about our American lifestyle that people from other nations find peculiar. They look at our habits and rituals and don’t understand why we do some of the things we do. One of those things that others… 0