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Birth Families – S4E5

posted on November 10, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss a listener’s question, “How important is maintaining biological family relationships for foster/adoptive children? Is this something that we should put a lot of effort into for long-term benefit? Will our children remember visits from when… Read More

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Mindfulness – S4E4

posted on October 26, 2017

Chris is joined once again by Ryan and Kayla as the team talks about the need for mindfulness. As Curt Thompson says, “You need to pay attention to what you’re paying attention to.” They discuss why this is especially important… Read More

The Poetic Justice of Empathy

posted on October 1, 2017

If you have been paying attention, you will notice that lately there has been a growing interest in certain circles about empathy. It has, thankfully, moved out of the privacy of the mental health consultation rooms and neuroscience research studies… Read More

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Self-Care – S4E2

posted on September 27, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss why self-care is an important but overlooked part of parenting. The team offers advice on how to take better care of yourself and why self-care can be effective in 15-minute increments. Read More

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You’re Never Too Old to Change

posted on July 24, 2017

The 2017 Tapestry Conference will be held October 20-21 at Irving Bible Church. Come learn from Dr. Curt Thompson as he teaches on the Soul of Shame. Examine how shame keeps us from being engaged in relationships and community. Learn how… Read More

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Parenting is a Leadership Exercise

posted on June 28, 2017

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,… Read More

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Curt Thompson on Neuroplasticity

posted on June 2, 2017

Curt Thompson was interviewed at Biola University and explained the flexibility of the brain to change and grow, the capabilities of the mind, and what these have to do with spiritual transformation and the traditional spiritual disciplines. We are thrilled… Read More

Ryan North

Don’t Create a Vacuum

posted on May 1, 2017

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… Read More

Ryan North

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

posted on March 22, 2017

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… Read More

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Parenting with Support

posted on February 7, 2017

Parenting can be difficult, especially as you learn about what you bring to the relationship, what your triggers are, your children’s triggers; add on the stress of having a number of professionals involved in your daily life and you’ll quickly… Read More