Archive for Mike Berry

What Can I Say When My Child Misbehaves?

You know the drill. You’re at church, the grocery store, or the local park and your child begins to misbehave. This is quickly followed by defiance or disregard for your attempts to stop the behavior. You feel helpless. What can you do in that moment to subside their behavior?

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Why Won’t My Child Respect Boundaries?

You set the guidelines, house rules, and boundaries only too turn around and find your child disregarding them. It can be maddening. But what if we told you their disregard may not be a matter of “won’t” but “can’t?”

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Why Won’t My Child Complete A Task?

It can be wildly frustrating for parents. You give a simple instruction: a chore, a task, or a favor. You ask it to be completed. You believe it’s simple and there should be no problem getting it done. But then you realize your child just didn’t do what you asked. Why?

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Why Does My Child Reject Me?

This week we’re kicking off a brand new 5-part podcast series called “Help! I Need Answers.” During this series we’ll be unpacking and answering some of the biggest questions (and struggles) parents have. This week….rejection!

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How To Parent A Child Who Can’t Recognize Boundaries

A great majority of human life is made up of boundaries. As we grow from early childhood, into the teenage years, and eventually adulthood, we are continuously surrounded by boundaries. Boundaries to keep us safe, boundaries to preserve healthy relationships, boundaries to keep us within the law (to name a few). But what do you do when you are parenting a child who can’t recognize boundaries?

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How To Help Your Children Move To A Place Of Thriving

How can we help our children overcome the loss, and grief, they experience and arrive to a place where they thrive? Our guest on the latest episode of the podcast, and adult adoptee, Simon Benn has dedicated his life to helping adoptees THRIVE (as well as us…parents!). His story is moving and compelling!

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The Global Mission To Reunify Children With Biological Families (And How You Can Join The Cause!)

If you’re anything like us, when you entered the foster or adoption journey you heard many stories about children in need of homes. You may have also heard the words “orphan care” tossed around or used as motivation to get people to adopt or foster, or venture off internationally to bring a chid home. But when we look closer, we see a different perspective on the global orphan crisis. One that is reunifying children with their biological families.

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Mike and Kristin Berry are the Co-Founders of The Honestly Adoption Company and have been parents for nearly two decades. They are the authors of six books, and the host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is the executive assistant to Mike and Kristin Berry. And she is the best in the land. In addition to providing a warm and friendly response to the many emails our company receives on a weekly basis, she also manages Mike and Kristin’s speaking and meeting schedules, and makes sure that team events go off without a hitch.

Nicole Goerges

Nicole Goerges is a Content Contributor & Special Consultant for The Honestly Adoption Company. She works with Mike and Kristin as a recurring co-host for the Honestly Adoption Podcast, and co-host of Kitchen Table Talks, exclusive video content for Oasis Community, along with Kristin. She is a fellow adoptive mom, and former foster parent.

Matt McCarrick

Matt McCarrick is the Content Production Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. If you’ve loved listening to our podcast, or enjoyed any of the videos trainings we’ve published, you have Matt to thank. He oversees all of our content production, from video edits, to making sure the tags are correct on YouTube, to uploading new videos to Oasis, to hitting publish on a podcast episode, he’s a content wonder!

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson is the Community Engagement Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends the bulk of her time interacting with, and helping, people through our various social media channels, as well as providing support for Oasis Community members through chat support or Zoom calls. In the same spirit as Beaver, Karen is also passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and supported. Karen is also an FASD trainer and travels often, equipping and encouraging parents.

Beaver Trumble

Beaver Trumble is the Customer Care Specialist for The Honestly Adoption Company. Chances are, if you have been in need of technical support, or forgotten your password to one of our courses, you have interacted with Beaver. He is an absolute pro at customer care. In fact, he single-handedly revolutionized our customer care department last year. Beaver is passionate about connecting with parents and making them feel loved and encouraged.

Kristin Berry

Kristin Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Content Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. She spends most of her time researching and connecting with guests for our podcast, as well as direction, designing and publishing a lot of the content for our social media channels, blog and podcast. She loves to connect with fellow parents around the world, and share the message of hope with them.

Mike Berry

Mike Berry is the co-founder of, and Chief Marketing Specialist for, The Honestly Adoption Company. He spends the bulk of his time and energy designing and building many of the resources you see within our company, as well as social media and email campaigns. His goal is to use media as a means to encourage and equip parents around the world. He is also the co-host of The Honestly Adoption Podcast.