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Category: Shame

Helping foster and adoptive parents process their shame.

6 reasons why your mistakes make you the perfect foster or adoptive parent:

6 reasons why your mistakes make you the perfect foster or adoptive parent:

When my twins were five, our extended season of crisis came to a slow and terrible climax. I was working a side business like my life depended on it, weakly attempting to homeschool five kids, and struggling through several meltdowns per hour from my girls.  I was exhausted all the time and felt stuck and […]

I messed up with my foster child

I messed up with my foster child

What to do when you’ve messed up with your foster or adoptive child. Parenting children with traumatic backgrounds, was more difficult than I ever dreamed. I’ve been depressed, exhausted, defeated, misunderstood, and on anxious alert for fear of the next meltdown. Raising a bunch of kids close in age with various special needs hasn’t awarded […]