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When Expectations Meet Reality

posted on June 16, 2021

When our expectations are unmet we find ourselves at a crossroads in our parenting. We can continue down the same road of frustration and chaos, or we can reexamine our expectations and lean into the hard places of parenting kids who have experienced trauma. We can shift our expecatations and perspectives in order to better love, serve, and guide our children in the right direction.… Read More

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 means parenting children with unique needs. In order to do this well, we need a unique set of parenting tools to help us to connect with, guide, and love our children to the best of our ability in order to create the healing home that they need.… 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

Amy Monroe Profile

What’s the Measure of Success?

posted on April 24, 2015

Have you ever gone to bed at the end of a long day filled with dealing with your kids and felt as though overall you had done a terrible job of being a parent? Honestly, this was how I felt…… Read More

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It’s Not Too Late – Register Today for the 2014 Tapestry Conference!

posted on October 14, 2014

The 2014 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference is next week — October 24-25, 2014 at Irving Bible Church. Whether you are an adoptive or foster parent, considering adoption or foster care, a professional, a church ministry leader, or anyone…… Read More

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Are Planning on Joining Us for Conference in October?

posted on September 23, 2014

Listen as Michael Monroe explains why we chose Discipline that Connects and Corrects as the theme for this year’s conference. You can visit the conference website for more information or you can register by clicking here.… Read More

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Repair Your Mistakes: Apologize to Your Kids

posted on August 29, 2014

The Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord. That’s a big, sobering statement because as their parents we have the responsibility to raise them well. There are days when I feel like I get it wrong and…… Read More

Michael Monroe Profile

8 Keys to an Effective Time-In With Your Child

posted on July 27, 2014

Time-in (as opposed to time-out) is an important strategy to help parents learn to “connect while correcting” with their children.  (For helpful background on the time-in strategy, watch Using Time-In Instead of Time-Out featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis.) When using the time-in strategy…… Read More

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2014 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference

posted on July 23, 2014

The 2014 Tapestry Conference will be held October 24 & 25 at Irving Bible Church. This year’s conference will feature unique content across two full days — and you are invited to attend one or both days. Our theme for…… Read More

Kayla North Profile

Let’s Try That Again

posted on January 23, 2014

“Let’s try that again” is a phrase heard daily at our house. With six kids in our home, we are always looking for simple ways to correct our kid’s unwanted behaviors without seeming like we are always correcting them. One…… Read More


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