In this brand new episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, our amazing producer, Matt McCarrick, chats with Mike about his brand new book, Winning The Heart Of Your Child, how to be an influence in your child’s life, why your kids sometimes seem like they aren’t listening at all, and some of the hardest stories he told in the new book!
Archive for influence
Mike Berry has a new book! We invite you to read about it here.
Not that long ago, my two teenage daughters and I headed out for a father-daughter weekend camp. I knew it would be awesome. What I didn’t know was how much I would learn from my time with them.
We believe in foster and adoptive parents. While you may never be applauded, nor recognized, what you are doing has a profound impact on the world. It took a long time for us to believe in our story. More than a decade, in fact. We couldn’t figure out how anything good could come out of all the wounds we had sustained as parents, not to mention the trauma our children had gone through. It seemed our circumstances were never going to change. We often asked ourselves…”Is there any way to find hope in the middle of this?”
As a parent you are the greatest voice of influence in your child’s life. But your voice is not the only one they will listen to. There’s a season when you will be lower on the list, behind friends and culture. How you respond when this happens is critical to your relationship with your child.