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Ryan North

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

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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

Empowered to Connect Parent Training

posted on January 19, 2017

One of the most important things we’ve learned as parents is the difference between being safe and feeling safe. For many years we thought that they were the same thing, but we have come to understand and live the difference.…… Read More

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When Two Worlds Collide

posted on October 27, 2016

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…… Read More

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Rest

posted on September 19, 2016

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…… Read More

Ryan North

The Greatest is Love

posted on August 30, 2016

A friend of mine spent some time in foster care as a child. He was placed in care when he was 10-years-old and reunited with his birth family some years later. There are those who would call that a foster…… Read More

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Wherever You Go

posted on August 23, 2016

Some years ago, a friend of mine was involved in a serious car accident on his way home from work. As he crossed through an intersection, another car ran the light and crashed into the side of his car. As…… Read More