Tools

I Believe…

December 31, 2013

Amidst winter’s flurries and the waning hours of 2013 I reflect on what a year it has been while looking ahead to the coming days, weeks and months of 2014. I believe: Children are our future. Children possess clear voices and are astute observers of what goes on around and involves them. They are mirrors […]

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The Importance of Veracity

May 17, 2013

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~ Thomas Jefferson One of the questions I’m regularly asked by clients is, “Do I need/have to tell my child everything?!” My response is always the same, “Yes, in age-appropriate language and prior to adolescence.” Telling the truths, even the difficult ones, is part of […]

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A Few Thoughts on Mothering and Openness

May 12, 2013

I’ve just “landed” from what I consider to be quite the whirlwind of activity—two national conferences (presenting at the American Adoption Congress), two local TV segments, and co-producing and directing the local debut of Listen To Your Mother (it was a smash success!). This Mother’s Day I am in an interesting “place.” Motherhood has been […]

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Another Review of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween

March 13, 2013

Dr. Samuels’ review highlights what I hear a lot, that parents wish they’d had this guide as a tool before their child entered their tween years. Don’t have a copy of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween? Order the guide here and have it in your inbox today. What to Expect From Your Adopted Tween, […]

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Tools: Empathy

February 12, 2013

Empathy—the capacity to understand or express understanding of the emotions of another, the ability to connect and emotionally support another person. Empathy is the “social glue” of relationships and encompasses three levels: Cognitive, which allows us to be able to “see” the situation, issue, concern, topic, from someone else’s point of view, to be in […]

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It’s Not About You

January 10, 2013

If you’ve worked with me in any capacity then you’ve heard and are familiar with, “It’s not about you.” This statement represents one of my core beliefs. Parenting is not about you; it is about your child. In becoming parents or growing your family through adoption I encourage you to consider your child’s needs—those that stem from […]

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