Parenting foster and adopted children can at times be very challenging, particularly for parents who come from a mindset of traditional parenting. This space is meant to be a safe place to ask for guidance; you can share your frustrations, your anger, your hurt, even your thoughts of just giving up. To engage with the Coach, write your questions, concerns, emotions to https://connecthrulove.org/contact
I’ve used the acronym P.E.A.C.E.F.U.L.
P is for patience with your child and yourself
E is for empathy (the intent to understand the feelings of your child
A is for acceptance (unconditional and without judgement)
C is for compassion (our emotional response to our child)
E is for encouragement (being a cheerleader for our child)
F is for forgiveness of ourselves, we we undertake this challenging journey)
U is for understanding of both ourselves and our child; not attributing motive to the child’s behaviors or our own…both are related to underlying stress), and
L one’s parenting isn’t “ful” until we add love.