It’s the time of the year where large holiday gatherings abound. For families parenting children with a trauma history, these gatherings can be stressful for both youth and adults. Here are five tips to help your family navigate turkey, gifts, and extended family successfully.
Trauma is a tricky concept. Susceptible to untruths or myths. Children who have been adopted all come from a place of trauma. How to parent these children is key to your whole family’s overall well-being. Learn how your own misconceptions of trauma may be holding you back and impeding your children’s overall development.
As parents, it is normal to struggle inside when your children fight with each other. Fighting amongst siblings is normal; part of learning conflict resolution. Our Resource Family Coordinator spreads her wisdom in this piece about how to nurture healthy sibling relationships. She shares not only her professional expertise but her personal experience with her own brother.
There is a step-by-step process to identify an agreed upon goal and provides a roadmap to create the steps to reach the desired outcome. This technique is called the DAPIM™ process: Define – Assess – Plan – Implement – Monitor.