Motivations & Expectations


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Ryan North

Expectations

posted on March 24, 2015

Let me start by saying that I believe most people mean well, but good intentions are just that, good intentions and nothing more. It always amazes me what complete strangers feel the liberty to say to people they don’t know.…… Read More

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Taking a New Look at Your Expectations

posted on March 11, 2015

As we encounter challenges and struggles, many of us discover that much of our frustration and disappointment is rooted in unrealistic expectations. Watch as Michael Monroe provides insight into the importance of realistic expectations and how by holding our expectations…… Read More

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

posted on November 26, 2014

I love Thanksgiving. It might just be my favorite holiday. I didn’t grow up recognizing a national day of thanks and so I look forward to celebrating this year again. I love the way it smells, the weather is usually…… Read More

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The Importance of Repairing Your Mistakes

posted on May 27, 2014

There is no such thing as a perfect parent — and that is actually good news, so long as parents are willing to focus on repair when they fail and make mistakes. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis explains why it…… Read More

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When Fear Looks Like Control

posted on May 14, 2014

Some of my favorite works of art are Julian Beever’s sidewalk illusions. If you haven’t seen them they are truly amazing! He employs a technique called trompe l’oeil which is French for deceive the eye. He creates images that, when…… Read More

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Check the Expiration Date on Your Compassion

posted on May 6, 2014

I remember when we moved out of our house to remodel the downstairs after experiencing a water leak. In the process, I was forced to confront one of the more unwelcome tasks of moving – cleaning out the pantry. In doing…… Read More

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Motivations Can Speak Louder Than Words

posted on March 20, 2014

It is important for adoptive and foster parents to examine their motivations, not only when they begin the adoption or foster care journey but also along the way. Watch as Michael Monroe encourages parents to consider why they are doing…… Read More

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Not Your Everyday Conversation

posted on March 13, 2014

Not Your Everyday Conversation: Talking with Your Children About the Difficult Realities of Adoption and Foster Care was presented by Michael and Amy Monroe at the 2009 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference. This presentation focuses on some of the difficult…… Read More

Giving Voice

posted on August 5, 2013

Reprinted from empoweredtoconnect.org. All children need to know that they can use their voice to effectively communicate their needs and navigate relationships. This is particularly important for adopted, foster and orphan children in order to help them develop trust and…… Read More

Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question?

posted on April 10, 2013

I’ve been talking with a lot of moms lately and many of them are struggling with their kids.  I get it.  There are days I struggle too.  The issues we face vary from the small, frustrating and everyday, to the big,…… Read More