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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Tips for helping your child with temper tantrums

In this episode of the Family Care Learning Podcast, we hear from Brandon and Katie who share tips for helping your child through their temper tantrums. As experts, they also share what the brain is doing during these times. Read our blog post or watch the episode below! “Tantrums are …

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Tips for parenting children with trauma during the holidays

Katie Loh is one of our clinical interns and is a family coach with Christian family Care. In this Family Care Learning podcast episode, Katie speaks with Haley Morte, one of our child and family therapists and also a family coach about ways for parents to handle children with trauma …

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Five practical ways to promote regulation for your kids

You just confronted your child about the candy wrappers you found in his or her room. (You don’t allow eating in the bedrooms.) Your child flies of the handle and starts screaming, “I hate you! You don’t love me.” The stimulation at the arcade birthday party was too great. All …

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The importance of constructing family identity

The family is a team. Its members spend lots of time together. Its member work out together. The team plays together, loses together, and wins together. When a new team member (or members!) enter, team identity can suffer, or even fall apart, especially when that new team member (or members) …

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Ways to care for your kids during COVID-19

Below are some suggestions about how to promote holistic health for your kiddos. Consider building one activity from each activity into your daily schedule. Emotional Check in with your kids using happy, mad, sad face drawings. Let kids each build a “safe place” fort in a separate area of your …

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