'Making Time' for Self-Care

August 4, 2020 rachelmiley
Developed by Lynn Beckett, LBSW Adapted for blog by Neisha Roberts It’s the age-old conundrum for those named “mom” or “dad” — how do you keep up with all the essential (and some fun) tasks as a parent and still have time to take care of yourself? Research shows that taking a break, rest, or
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Felt Safety... Right Now?

May 28, 2020 megan
Lifeline Family Counselor speaks on how parents can help their children feel safe.
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Response to the Unexpected: Parenting

April 14, 2020 rachelmiley
Although sheltering in place can bring many positive opportunities to our homes, the unpredictability and stress of the situation can caused unexpected challenges. Your child’s behavior may have regressed due to the unpredictability and stress of this new normal during the COVID-19 crisis. While trying to maintain some sanity, you may have slipped into some
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Nutrition and the Vulnerable Child

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
WHY NUTRITION MATTERS: A healthy diet is an important factor for everyone. When we eat properly, we give our bodies the nutrients it needs to feel our best. For a child coming from trauma, proper nutrition proves to be even more significant. A child who comes into your care through adoption or foster care is
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Stealing

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Stealing can be a sensitive subject for many of us, especially when there is a strong emphasis on the value of working hard in our culture. When something that belongs to us is stolen, it evokes a strong response. Sometimes this is an emotional response or even a physical response. This makes stealing something that
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Self-Harm

September 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Self-Harm is a term that may cause foster or adoptive parents’ anxiety level to go up. We hope this information will better equip you as a parent to feel pre-pared and capable to respond appropriately to this behavior. Let’s begin by de-fining what the term actually means. WHAT IS SELF-HARM? Self-harm, or self-injury, is the
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Indiscriminate Affection

February 21, 2019 rachelmiley
    We have all seen it. We have all been there. We are at a social gathering, usually a pot luck dinner at church, when that cute and adorable toddler cozies up to a random leg and puts on the death grip. But it is the wrong leg. I mean who can see faces
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Grief

January 28, 2019 Justin Walters
Why is loss so powerful? When we are separated from something or someone to which we are attached, what emotions do we feel? Perhaps anger, confusion, and sadness. The key word here is “feel”. Have you ever experienced these emo-tions following a loss? If so, then you are normal, and so are the children in
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Suicide Ideation

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
Suicide Ideation Of all of the struggles parents can face with their children, few illicit the same level of fear that comes with suicidal ideation. Talking about suicide is hard and uncomfortable, but necessary, so we ask that you bear with us as we share some hard information with you. Suicidal thoughts, also called suicidal ideation,
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