Biblically aligned support for the Christian adoptive mom experiencing the turmoil of family dysfunction. You willingly stepped into this non-traditional mom role for a child/children who needed you, knowing there would be difficulties. You trusted God to get you through. Now you’re in the thick of it.
Know this: You can trust that God is able to redeem even the most difficult challenges facing you and your family, and bring something amazingly good from them!
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*Episode notes at dawnbaggett.com/blog
Hey Mamas, Are You Sinking into an Accountability Trap?
When behaviors escalate, especially in the teen years, adoptive moms in particular, may be finding themselves scrambling to hold their child accountable, when it feels that no one else is doing so. This can lead to what I call an accountability trap. Learn more on this episode of Second Moms Circle.
In addition to following this podcast you may find more Biblically based support for you as an adoptive mom in our free Facebook group, Circle of Second Moms. Here’s the join link: http://dawnbaggett.com/landing/opt-in-to-fb-group
Ongoing Needs for Acceptance & Belonging
When you understand their need for autonomy and you build belief into their need for acceptance that lays the foundation for relational resilience when accountability issues arise. When we become an adopted family, a blended family, we interject vulnerability to uncertainty and doubts around acceptance, not only with the new children but with our biological children as well. Listen to more about these heightened vulnerabilities in adoptive families or go to dawnbaggett.com to read the companion blog post. If you’d like support with your second mom experiences join the Circle of Second Moms free Facebook group at https://dawnbaggett.com/landing/opt-in-to-fb-group for targeted support from a Christian worldview today.
The Critical Drive for Self-Autonomy, in Overdrive
This episode discusses how the natural drive for autonomy in adolescence can get flipped into overdrive in complex adoptive families. To join our free Facebook group for targeted support for “second moms” from a Christian worldview, tap the join link: https://dawnbaggett.com/landing/opt-in-to-fb-group
Values Variable in Complex Family Conflicts
Minor conflicts can morph into major clashes that are almost impossible to resolve for adoptive moms. Listen to this episode to learn more. If this describes your experience and you’d like to join our free Facebook group for targeted support for “second moms” from a Christian worldview, tap the join link: https://dawnbaggett.com/landing/opt-in-to-fb-group
Adoptive Moms in the F.O.G.
Raising a child with moderate to severe attachment trauma can be like a dense fog for adoptive moms. Listen to this episode to learn more. If this describes your experience and you’d like to join our free Facebook group for targeted support for “second moms” from a Christian worldview, tap the join link: https://dawnbaggett.com/landing/opt-in-to-fb-group
4 Ways to Pursue Peace this Christmas
Discover 4 Biblical ways adoptive moms can pursue peace during Christmastime and beyond in this episode of Second Moms Circle. If you’d like additional support join the Circle of Second Moms Facebook group. And visit dawnbaggett.com for more.
Genuine, Mom to Mom Coaching
Dawn’s gentle, personable voice and nature combined with experience bring a podcast with empathy and actionable steps. Her ability to speak to the heart and offer encouragement and hope are a must listen.
Battling self doubt
Dawn, thank you for sharing your wisdom, experiences, and encouragement. The practical steps you shared so I can walk away with a clear understanding and actionable steps - journaling through my thoughts, and claiming Truth — is priceless!