100 episodes

How does trauma affect children?
How do I become a trauma-informed parent?
How do I parent a child with a trauma history?
What about children with neurodiversities?
How can I not take my child’s behaviors personally?
How can I make peace with my past and be a more present parent?
How can I leave traditional parenting behind?
And the biggest question of all, can I *really* parent the way my kiddos need? Whether you’re parenting kiddos who came home to you through adoption/foster care, or kiddos with a neurodiversity(or both), this is the show for you.

The Trauma-Informed Parenting podcast is like attending a parenting workshop in a cafe. Grab a cup of coffee, your notebook, and earbuds, and get ready to learn. Each episode is jam-packed with a combination of science, stories, practical steps, and encouragement.

You can learn with experts about why and how you need to parent differently than parents with neurotypical kiddos. Leave the chaos behind, connect with your kiddos, and find some peace in your home.

Trauma-Informed Parenting Trauma-Informed Parenting

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

How does trauma affect children?
How do I become a trauma-informed parent?
How do I parent a child with a trauma history?
What about children with neurodiversities?
How can I not take my child’s behaviors personally?
How can I make peace with my past and be a more present parent?
How can I leave traditional parenting behind?
And the biggest question of all, can I *really* parent the way my kiddos need? Whether you’re parenting kiddos who came home to you through adoption/foster care, or kiddos with a neurodiversity(or both), this is the show for you.

The Trauma-Informed Parenting podcast is like attending a parenting workshop in a cafe. Grab a cup of coffee, your notebook, and earbuds, and get ready to learn. Each episode is jam-packed with a combination of science, stories, practical steps, and encouragement.

You can learn with experts about why and how you need to parent differently than parents with neurotypical kiddos. Leave the chaos behind, connect with your kiddos, and find some peace in your home.

    3 Roadblocks To A Trauma-Informed Education

    3 Roadblocks To A Trauma-Informed Education

    One of the most discouraging things as a parent is being stuck in a vicious cycle of chaos and not being able to escape.
    One of the most frustrating things as an educator is trying to help parents break cycles, find hope and healing, and them not realizing their kids have experienced trauma.
    I’ll be the first to say that in my early days of parenting, I didn’t know what trauma was. Neither did I know that my bio kiddos had experienced it (in some way shape or form). When we adopted a sibling group of four, I was informed of all the trauma the kiddos had experienced in a lengthy meeting with psychologists.
    What that meeting gave me was the information that my kiddos had experienced trauma in their childhood. What I didn’t know yet was how it affected them. I learned that later and it’s one of the major reasons I run this site and podcast. What I’d like to talk about today is why parents don’t invest in a trauma education and remove some of those roadblocks. Once those roadblocks are removed we can find some tools that help us heal.

    • 32 min
    Six Tips For Teaching Social Media Safety

    Six Tips For Teaching Social Media Safety

    Teaching Social Safety  Media With A Tween Novel – The Case Of The Missing Person
    While I know today kids think that owning a device and having social media accounts is a right, not a privilege. It’s our job as parents to set limits to make sure our kids are emotionally mature enough to navigate having a device.
    The truth is lots of damage has been done to kiddos seeking connection, comfort, and encouragement on social media.
    Everyone wants their child to practice social media safety but how do you teach it?
    Sitting your kids down for a frank discussion about it is one option and one I’ve used myself.
    But there is an additional way you can open the conversation -Through a novel.
    Really? Yep. You can read a tween novel with your tween and follow the instructions in a free pdf – Social Media Safety which you can grab HERE.

    • 42 min
    3 Biblical Promise About Recovering From Trauma

    3 Biblical Promise About Recovering From Trauma

    When it comes to healing from trauma, the first step is acknowledging the trauma.
    When we acknowledge the trauma -whether it is caused by one of the six risk factors or due to being neurodivergent in a neurotypical world, we can begin to heal.
    What does the Bible say about healing from trauma? Is there hope? That's what you may be asking right now. Let me assure you, there is hope.
    Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I share 3 Biblical promises about healing from trauma!

    • 36 min
    Who is Trauma-Informed Parenting For?

    Who is Trauma-Informed Parenting For?

    Ever wonder exactly who trauma-informed parenting is for?
    Or what it is all about?
    If you raised your hand, this is the episode for you!
    In this jam-packed episode, I share who trauma-informed parenting is for, what it is all about, a list of resources, and some of my personal story (that led me to start Trauma-Informed Parenting). Grab the show notes here and save them and this episode to share!
    Grab a cup of coffee and join me.

    • 24 min
    Trauma-Informed Parenting Podcast Trailer

    Trauma-Informed Parenting Podcast Trailer

    Wondering if the Trauma-Informed Parenting Podcast is for you?
    How do I parent kiddos with a trauma history?
    How do I become a trauma-informed parent?
    What about kiddos with neurodiversity?
    How can I not take my kiddos' behaviors personally?
    How can I make peace with my past and be a more present parent?
    How can I leave the traditional parenting model behind?
    And the biggest question of all is, can I *really* parent the way my kiddos need? Whether you’re parenting kiddos who came home to you through adoption/foster care, or kiddos with a neurodiversity(or both), this is the show for you.

    • 1 min
    The Habit of Celebration and Ten Tips for Hosting Your Own Family Holiday Events

    The Habit of Celebration and Ten Tips for Hosting Your Own Family Holiday Events

    Celebrating with kiddos with trauma histories and neurodiversity looks a lot different than neurotypical celebrations.
    When raising kiddos with trauma histories/neurodiversities it is easy to get caught up in meeting physical needs.


    In her article “Hopes and Prayers,"  Joyce Maynard describes what happens to many of us.


    “We’re so consumed with the feeding, the dressing, the buckling into our car seats, the finding of bathrooms, and the counting of heads,” she says, “that we sometimes forget that there is any greater mission to raising children than making sure the crusts are cut off the sandwiches and that everybody gets a balloon.”


    When raising kiddos with trauma histories/neurodiversities, this is especially dangerous.  It is easy to get stuck in the rut of feeding and clothing children and trying to deal with each phobia or medical issues, reading articles on attachment, talking to other parents about what to do, etc..  It becomes exhausting and overwhelming.  All the joy is sucked out of life when there is no celebration. 
    Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I share ten tips on how to plan your own family events and practice the habit of celebration!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Teacher Harriet ,

Need Help.

How do I find your website and the resources you mentioned?

Erin Hearts ,

Solid Advice!

I’ve enjoyed hearing your episodes on how to take care of the emotions of myself and my child. Thanks for your information, care, and expertise.

danceswithunicorns ,

A MUST listen for anxious moms!

As a mother with four kids, I so appreciate this podcast and the healing and support it offers to parents everywhere. Thank you!!

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