Here We Are Again: How Parents and Caregivers Can Respond to the Recent COVID-19 Resurgence

It’s back: the COVID-19 surge, that is. With it come the tests, the quarantines, the school closures, distance from family and friends, canceled events, and so much more. The stress is hard for parents, and hard for kids. What’s a parent or caregiver to do, especially when their kids have …

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Consequences in the context of foster care and adoption

“But they can’t get off scott-free!” I frequently hear reactions like this from parents in response to their children’s baffling behaviors. “X behavior isn’t okay!” I hear this, too. Misbehavior is not okay. It is still wrong. Behavior makes sense in context, though. If caregivers can understand why children are engaging in this misbehavior, then they can consider consequences, and if consequences …

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Helping Children with Parentification

In this episode of our Family Care Learning Podcast, we learn about parentification which is often found in children in the foster care system. Haley and Sarah, both therapists at Arizona Family Counseling discuss how foster parents can help children struggling with it. Watch the podcast or read our blog …

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Transitions as part of therapy

Therapy is usually a process. As such, it usually entails a series of appointments spread over the course of time. These appointments are not life, but they become part of life. As part of life, transitions to and from therapy sessions become important.  Clients should try to set aside ample time to …

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