When your child asks about their birth family
Most adopted children are curious about their birth family. Your child’s birth family is a major part of his or her adoption story, and it is important to talk with your child about them openly, honestly, and positively. Talking about your child’s birth family can be a sensitive subject for everyone involved. Every adoptee’s story is…Read More
Meet our 2021 Foster Family Appreciation Week Honorees
The Muntain FamilyMichael and Alis Muntain received a placement in August of 2020 and accepted him with open arms. The child immediately felt like part of the family and didn’t take long to refer to Michael and Alis as Mom and Pop. Knowing the importance of family, they searched for the relatives the child mentioned…Read More
Is my kid just a fussy eater? Or is it more serious?
As a parent, you’ve likely dealt with a fussy eater. But, how do you know if a younger child is facing an eating disorder? Or if a child’s behavior is a sign of a future eating disorder? Usually, we think of eating disorders as affecting teens and pre-teens. But, the number of children diagnosed with…Read More
Is My Kid Ok? Signs Your Child May Be Struggling.
As we ring in 2021, families are still facing the ups and downs of the pandemic. If you are like many parents, you may have seen changes in your child. The National Institute of Health has reported an increase in anxiety and depression among children and teenagers in the U.S. You know your child best,…Read More
Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Might Be Easier in 2021
Let’s rewind for a minute to January 1, 2020, before we knew that COVID-19 even existed. Take a minute to reflect on what your New Year’s resolutions were last year. You might realize that keeping some of your resolutions were actually easier during the pandemic. Some of the most common resolutions include: Improving health Spending…Read More
Are You Doing Too Much For Your Child?
“Overparenting” Can Delay Independence Who doesn’t want to be an awesome parent? But, when does being an awesome mom or dad cross over to just doing too much for your child? As parents, we are hard-wired to take care of our child’s every need. Over-functioning parents can possibly raise under-functioning children. The key to raising…Read More
Remote Learning or Returning to the Classroom? – How to Prepare Your Child
Starting back to school in the middle of a pandemic can create anxiety and fear for parents and kids. Your child may be confused and even tired of dealing with the unknown. Let’s face it – kids and parents both want life to be somewhat normal again. School is so much more than reading, writing,…Read More
You’re Talking to Your Parents About COVID-19. But Are They Listening?
We can all agree that navigating the COVID-19 landscape can be frustrating and scary. Everyone is worried about family members, especially if they are older. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and people with chronic health conditions are among those at high risk for serious illness. What do you…Read More
How You Can Support Foster Parents
Not everyone can become a foster parent, but everyone can do things to help support the families in our community that are fostering children. Local families, individuals and businesses can all do their part to help out these children and the generous families that are caring for them in foster care. Here are a few…Read More
Meet The Pattersons, Foster “Angels” in Clay County
Lynda and Bob Patterson are one of our veteran homes that we refer to as “Angels of Clay County”. Lynda and Bob have a special niche in the world of Foster Care as they take infants into their home. As you can imagine infants come with tireless nights, sometimes withdrawals from an array of substance…Read More