Today we’re kicking off Season 17 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast and we couldn’t be more excited. We have so many amazing, talented, and wise guests lined up. You’re going to be challenged and inspired!
Archive for teenagers
In our latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast, we conclude our series, Is It Disobedience Or Something Else, by talking about teenagers… [youtube id=”AieVWg2K_cE”] [button href=”https://www.youtube.com/confessionsofanadoptiveparent” primary=”true” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Subscribe to our YouTube channel here[/button] Fostering, adopting, or even simply parenting teenagers is no small task and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. It’s challenging. But when you consider the reality of trauma histories, and how they determine present behavior, the question must be asked- “Is this a teenager being a teenager, or is there something else going on here?” That’s the question we answer in this episode
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.
One of the most difficult aspects of foster parenting is caring for teenagers who have come from difficult places. The many issues that come with this territory can be too much to handle at times. But, there are a few key ways to parent with success.
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.
The time is here. High School graduation day has finally arrived. This time of year is a celebration for every 18-year old boy or girl, but it’s an emotional rollercoaster for any parent of a graduate. How do you survive this season of change and new beginnings?