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Welcome to Positive Adoption where you can find adoption/foster care, and trauma-informed parenting - all in one place. I’m Kathleen Guire, your host, mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I’m a parent just like you. I know what it’s like to raise kiddos from hard places. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself. I don’t want you to feel alone in your parenting journey, so grab a cup of coffee and join me for Positive Adoption, a coffee break podcast.

Positive Adoptio‪n‬ The Whole House

    • Parenting
    • 4.7 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Positive Adoption where you can find adoption/foster care, and trauma-informed parenting - all in one place. I’m Kathleen Guire, your host, mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I’m a parent just like you. I know what it’s like to raise kiddos from hard places. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself. I don’t want you to feel alone in your parenting journey, so grab a cup of coffee and join me for Positive Adoption, a coffee break podcast.

    Episode 189 -Your Foster/Adopted Child Does Want to Be Loved

    Episode 189 -Your Foster/Adopted Child Does Want to Be Loved

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re on the last episode in our series – Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like To Tell You. It can seem as if our adopted/foster children repel our attempts at love and acceptance. We can fall into the trap of thinking our kiddos don't REALLY want to be loved. It's not true. It's our job as parents to learn a new dance of attachment. Is your acting like a porcupine and flexing his quills every time you try to love him? You're not alone! Grab a cup of coffee and join Sandra and I for some encouragement!

    • 27 min
    Episode 188 -Codependency in Adoption/Foster Care

    Episode 188 -Codependency in Adoption/Foster Care

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We’re continuing our series – Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like To Tell You. Codependency with our kiddos can keep us stuck in a chaotic cycle. Codependency can overwhelm us and make us feel as if we are drowning. If you feel as if you live there (I did), grab a cup of coffee and join us for some encouragement!

    • 19 min
    Episode 187 - Adoptive/Foster Parents - You Are Not Responsible for My Early Trauma

    Episode 187 - Adoptive/Foster Parents - You Are Not Responsible for My Early Trauma

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. We're continuing our series - Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like To Tell You. Mom guilt is serious. It can overwhelm us and make us feel as if we have failed our kiddos. When we adopt/foster we can wear the guilt of what happened to our kiddos before they came to our home. The guilt is heavy and can sink us into a quagmire of codependency. If you feel as if you live there (I did), grab a cup of coffee and join us for some encouragement! Hop on over to thewholehouse.org and grab your free copy of Five Things.

    • 25 min
    Episode 186 - Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like to Tell You (Overview)

    Episode 186 - Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like to Tell You (Overview)

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. This week, we're doing an overview of "Five Things Your Adopted/Foster Child Would Like To Tell You," based on the second chapter of the book. Sandra and I share our successes, failures, and some insights we've gained along the way. Grab a cup of coffee and listen to the podcast. Don’t forget to get your copy of Five Things! You can grab your free copy here- https://dl.bookfunnel.com/7oxldztb8f

    • 23 min
    Episode 183 - What Are Poor Choices in Behavior Saying?

    Episode 183 - What Are Poor Choices in Behavior Saying?

    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again this week for the Positive Adoption Podcast series on the book Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Families. In this episode, we discuss what poor behavior in your child may be trying to tell you. We can fall into the trap of thinking our kiddos are misbehaving just to make us mad. I know. I’ve lived in that trap. When we change our perspective and try to view behavior through another lens, things can change. Read on to find out how. Plus grab a cup of coffee and listen to the podcast. Don’t forget to get your copy of Five Things! You can grab your free copy here. *Trauma-Informed Parenting isn't live yet, but you can get your free gift on thewholehouse.org!

    • 21 min
    OUR CHILDREN MAY NOT BE EXCESSIVELY THANKFUL

    OUR CHILDREN MAY NOT BE EXCESSIVELY THANKFUL

    OUR CHILDREN MAY NOT BE EXCESSIVELY THANKFUL, IN FACT, QUITE THE OPPOSITE
    Sandra Flach, of the Orphans No More Podcast, joins me again on the Positive Adoption Podcast to discuss why our kids who have experienced trauma are not excessively thankful. This is one of the topics in the book – Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Foster/Adoptive Parents. Grab your free copy here. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a lively discussion! *Note Trauma-Informed Parenting is not live yet! Thewholehouse.org is still active and full of resources/articles just for you!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

krtaylor72 ,

Encouraging!

For women who are raising a family, including those in the journey of adoption or fostering. Learn about issues involved in child rearing, etc.

kaWhat? ,

Excellent!

This is a must listen

Browneyedmomof3 ,

Love it

Such a great podcast!

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