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 176 - Normalizing Foster Care With Rachel Eubank
Are you thinking of becoming a foster parent?
Is fear stopping you?
Do you think foster care is too hard to step into?
Then this is for you (even if you are already fostering).
Kathleen interviews Rachel Eubank, a foster parent who blogs at Normalizing Foster Care. Rachel shares her family's connection to foster care, her story, and some great tips. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!
Episode 175 The Brain and Fear Part 4
Is your child stuck in survival mode?
In this last in the series on the brain and fear, Kathleen delves into the difference between the upstairs and downstairs brain. She also offers some practical suggestions to implement. Grab a cup of coffee and join her and don’t forget to pick up your copy of How to Have Peace When Your Kids are in Chaos -https://amzn.to/35hsay3
Episode 174 - The Brain and Fear Part 3
Do you ever feel as if you are not enough?
That you can’t parent your child?
As if you're going to mess it all up?
You aren’t alone.
Many parents feel this way. We get stuck in the scarcity mentality. We believe the “bad report.” And just as our children who are stuck in survival mode, we get stuck there too.
Grab a cup of coffee and join Kathleen as she shares about this topic and some encouragement for parents!
Episode 173 - The Brain and Fear Part 2
Is your child stuck in survival mode?
Is he hypervigilant and unable to feel safe?
Maybe his fear response is stuck on the on position. If so, you’ll want to listen to this week’s episode.
Last week we covered a bit about the fear response and how the brain works. This week, I touch on how the brain wires itself into a fear response. Kids who have experienced trauma have triggers. With patience and persistence we can help our kiddos figure out what theirs are and work on rewiring them into more healthy patterns. Grab a cup of coffee and join Kathleen for some productive talk on fear!
Episode 172 - The Brain and Fear Part 1
“Imagine a constant flow of cortisol and adrenaline — as if you spend every second of every day being chased by a bear with its claws bared and its teeth dripping with blood. You might be jumpy, flighty, overreative, and unable to sleep, feeling neither hungry nor thirsty, unable to read any of your body’s signals.” If your child is stuck in survival mode, he may feel like the description above (from How to Have Peace When Your Kids are in Chaos). Maybe you are stuck in a fear cycle yourself. If any of this applies to you or your children, grab a cup of coffee and join Kathleen for part one of “The Brain and Fear.”
*Here are the links to the books discussed -http://kathleenguire.com/ and https://amzn.to/33hXInY
Episode 171 - What if she/he gets behind?
Are you raising a child who has experienced trauma?
Or has a capital letter syndrome?
Are you checking the "What Your Child Should Know" lists often?
Do you feel as if your child is falling behind and don't know how to handle it?
Then this is for you. Grab a cup of coffee and join Kathleen as she shares some of her experiences and some tips!
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For women who are raising a family, including those in the journey of adoption or fostering. Learn about issues involved in child rearing, etc.
This is a must listen
Such a great podcast!