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Back to Basics: Compromises, Choices, and Re-dos

posted on January 25, 2021

As parents, it is our natural instinct to parent the way that we were parented. For many of us, our parents did an excellent job raising us to be healthy, happy adults, but parenting children who have come from trauma… Read More

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Back to Basics: Parenting Resources

posted on January 18, 2021

As foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, we know that children who have experienced trauma have unique needs, and therefore we need unique training, education, and information regarding our children’s needs and how to best parent them. With the wealth of… Read More

Back to Basics: What is Tapestry?

posted on January 11, 2021

Tapestry began 15 years ago as a ministry of Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. The first of its kind, seeking to support foster and adoptive families in the local church and community. What started as a small support group for families on the same parenting journey, became a place of teaching a new set of parenting skills, equipping churches to walk alongside those in their own community, and a place where organizations work together to bring healing to families. Read More

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Looking Forward to 2021

posted on January 1, 2021

We can all agree that 2020 has been a doozy. From experiencing a global pandemic to suddenly having to work from home and homeschool our children, it has certainly not met our expectations for what we thought the year would… Read More

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A Very Connected Christmas

posted on December 14, 2020

In the world of social media and Pinterest, it can be really easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of ideas for creating family memories, traditions, and building connection throughout the holidays. Add in trauma and parenting challenging behaviors, and… Read More

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Thriving Through the Holidays

posted on December 8, 2020

We know that the holiday season can be very difficult for foster, adoptive, and kinship families, which is why we are offering the Tapestry Conference Replay until December 31st! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear encouragement and practical advice from… Read More

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A Three-Point Plan for Parenting Middle Schoolers

posted on November 29, 2020

This guest post is from Lisa Qualls at One Thankful Mom, one of the 2020 Tapestry Conference featured speakers. Learn more about this year’s conference & register for the REPLAY today! Do you have middle schoolers? Are you wondering how… Read More

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Grieving the Loss

posted on October 11, 2020

Most things are slightly more complicated. Some things are significantly more. Frankly, life would be so much easier if we just didn’t do hard things. But, here we are… Going to the grocery store, choosing the restaurant we’ll eat at,… Read More

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Increasing Felt Safety

posted on October 2, 2020

Lack of felt safety is one of the five reasons kids misbehave. So what is felt safety? Our nervous systems have an instinct called “neuroception.” This is how we unconsciously distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life-threatening. When our kids have experienced chronic… Read More

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Reframing Behavior

posted on July 24, 2020

Parenting is not an easy job. We are responsible for training and shaping the next generation. That task weighs heavy on me some days. Other days I find myself managing behaviors and not sure that I am doing anything of… Read More


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