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Families today are constantly changing. This board covers issues for all different types of families including: divorce, single parenting, foster families, adoptive families, military families, coparenting, step and blended families, incarcerated parents, fatherlessness, parental alienation and narcissistic parents. For more resources and information, please visit http://Hope4HurtingKids.com..

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Foster Families

How a foster family supported reunification with birthfamily! #fostercare

Foster Care Isn't About You - Birthfamily Reunion

Last year everything changed for me. We had fostered before. This sweet girl wasn’t our first baby to love and let go. But somehow through all of our previous foster children I had managed to maintain the idea that I was the better parent in all of this. That for some reason these children really deserved […]

This is so, so good!!! Why our own childhoods impact our parenting so much and how to fix undesirable traits. I wish I would have read this sooner. I now understand where my parenting struggles come from and now that I know the root of the problem, I can work from there.

Creating Your Own Parenting Style: Breaking Free From Your Childhood

The coorelation between how you were raised and how you choose to parent is indisputable. How to examine your childhood, to create your parenting style.

Here are 10 great tips for foster parents! Foster care.

10 Tips for Foster Parents - Foster2Forever

The need for foster parents is constant. There are always children in need of loving and safe foster parents to help them heal from circumstances beyond their control. By entering into the world of foster care parenting, you are giving a child a gift that cannot adequately be described through words. A similar wordlessness arises […]

15 Podcasts for Adoptive and Foster Parents (And Other Parents, Too!)

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If you're doing foster care right, it may be the hardest thing you'll ever do. It isn't easy, the days are long but the smiles are worth it.

If Foster Care is Hard, You're Probably Doing it Right - Her View From Home

I remember the moment. The four of us were all sitting on the kitchen counters eating cereal at ten p.m. (or it might have been ice-cream. . . we were young and stressed) debriefing about the events of the day. We were all recent college graduates in our early twenties who were responsible for the …

Elf on the Shelf does not always work in fostering and adoption due to the child's trauma. Read more about this Christmas tradition here.

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Elf on the Shelf does not always work in fostering and adoption due to the child's trauma. Read more about this Christmas tradition here.

Part 4 of 6 in a series about the emotions that a foster parent experiences. What do you think is the Hardest emotion?

Emotions of a Foster Parent - The Hardest (Part 4 of 6) -

Part 4 of 6 in a series about the emotions that a foster parent experiences. What do you think is the Hardest emotion?

Beauty and the Beast and Looking Past Behavior

Beauty and the Beast and Looking Past Behavior - We Spill the Beans

Seeing some "bad behavior" in your kids from hard places? Where is it coming from? And what can we learn from Disney's Beauty and the Beast?

we must begin to talk about cumulative grief in #fostering and #adoption. #loss #bereavement

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we must begin to talk about cumulative grief in #fostering and #adoption. #loss #bereavement

Understanding Kids with Trauma History. If you work with kids who have trauma, have you put together the pieces of the puzzle? They need you to do so. Foster care, adoption, premature babies, special needs, medical needs, abuse -- this is a must read.

Understanding Kids with Trauma History

Understanding Kids with Trauma History. If you work with kids who have trauma, have you put together the pieces of the puzzle? They need you to do so.

6 tips for kids with parents in prison. Includes a Sesame Street video interviewing a kiddo about his mom being in prison.

6 Tips for Children With Parents In Prison - Foster2Forever

One in 28 children in the United States has a parent that is currently incarcerated (1). Sadly, a number of these children wind up in foster care. A quarter of the foster children that have been in my care had a parent that was incarcerated at the time of placement. To some children, going to […]

Self-care for foster and adoptive families is critical. It can make the difference between success and burnout, thriving or breakdown.

Self-Care for Foster and Adoptive Families

Self-care for foster and adoptive families is critical. It can make the difference between success and burnout, thriving or breakdown.

No Blurred Photos for Me Please - here's why. #fostercare

Foster Care Privacy: No Blurred Photos for Me Please - Attempting Agape: Foster Care Adoption, Photographer in Minneapolis, MN

We change lives in Minnesota through youth services work, with a focus on foster care adoption. We also provide natural light photography services.

What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Your New Foster Placement  We Spill the Beans | New Foster Placement | Foster Care | Foster Parenting | Foster Mom | Foster Mama | Fostering | Adoption | Foster Care Adoption | Birthparents | Foster Child | Foster Children | Foster Kids

What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Your New Foster Placement

After a marathon of paperwork and waiting, you are ready for your new foster placement! What can you expect at the beginning? Read on to find out!

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Trauma-informed Family Fun Activities

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Trauma counseling and EMDR therapy for adults, children, teens and families

These aren't true all the time, but I think that there's a good deal of truth in it. Parents must be careful with their actions because children learn from us!

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We Didn't Save Him: Addressing the Hero Complex in Adoption We Spill the Beans | Foster Care | Adoption | Foster Parenting | Foster Children | Foster Kids | Parenting | Children from Hard Places | Attachment | Trauma | TBRI

We Didn't Save Him: Addressing the Hero Complex in Adoption

I have never been very comfy with the compliments people give us about our parenting journey. Because the "hero complex" in adoption really bugs me!

Parenting. This kind of made me sad. They won't be babies for long, really look at them. Don't rush them when they're trying to talk to you. Just embrace and enjoy them for they're only little for awhile.

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Motherhood, Working From Home, Organic Skincare, Natural Beauty, Product Reviews

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Tips for Handling a Newborn with Prenatal Drug Exposure. #FosterCare #Adoption

Caring for Baby with Prenatal Drug Exposure

In our state, all perspective foster and adoptive families are required to complete a checklist of characteristics as part of the home study. Couples and individuals must determine the "type" of children they are willing to consider. Questions include: gender, age, race, family history, medical conditions, mental and emotional health, education, personality, behavior, etc. It's…

The holidays can be challenging for many foster and adoptive families. Here are some tips to help you not just survive, but thrive in December.  #December #holidays #Christmas #adoption #fostercare #fosterparenting #fostercareadoption #fostertoadopt #childrenfromhardplaces #connectedparenting #TBRI #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensory #trauma

The Holidays & Adoptive Families: 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity in December - We Spill the Beans

The holidays can be challenging for many foster and adoptive families. Here are some tips to help you not just survive, but thrive in December.

People with Autism lack a theory of mind. We have to teach them these skills. It takes time and patience and the earlier we start the better!

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People with Autism lack a theory of mind. We have to teach them these skills. It takes time and patience and the earlier we start the better!

Forever in my heart - author unknown, but I love it! #fostercare love!

Forever In My Heart - Attempting Agape: Foster Care Adoption, Photographer in Minneapolis, MN

Forever In My Heart Although I'm not their mother I care for them each day, I cuddle, sing and read to them And watch them as they play. I see each new accomplishment, I help them grow and learn. I understand their language, I listen with concern. They come to me for comfort, And I kiss away their tears. They proudly show their work to me, I give the loudest cheers! No, I 'm not their mother, But my role is just as strong. I nurture them and keep them safe, Though maybe not for long. I know…

Halloween candy is one of many polarizing issues in parenting. Here is how we deal with the issue, and why I continue to love the Trust Model for feeding. Foster Parenting | Adoption | Trust Model | Feeding | Children from Hard Places | Halloween | Halloween Candy | Foster Adoption | Foster Care

Halloween Candy: Is It Really Worth All the Drama? - We Spill the Beans

Halloween candy is one of many polarizing issues in parenting. Here is how we deal with the issue, and why I continue to love the Trust Model for feeding.

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“I think we’re on opposite sides when it comes to reunification.” My new friend is a seasoned foster mom. We got together recently for coffee and she spoke to something I’ve been wrestling with. While reunification is the stated goal of foster care, sometimes it is not in the best interest of the child and …

When Your Heart Can't Support Reunification | Lisa Qualls | One Thankful Mom

“I think we’re on opposite sides when it comes to reunification.” My new friend is a seasoned foster mom. We got together recently for coffee and she spoke to something I’ve been wrestling with. While reunification is the stated goal of foster care, sometimes it is not in the best interest of the child and…

How to handle the parents of your foster kids

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I started fostering for the wrong reasons. I wanted to be a hero to children in need. We are called to so much more. Serving as foster parents opens up opportunities to minister to a whole host of people: state employees, agency employees, the children's parents and of course the children. Some of you have a heart like my wife; who, despite knowing the circumstances surrounding the removal of our foster children from their homes has nothing but love for the child's parents. Others of…

How to Write a Court Report as a Foster Parent

7 Tips for Improving Your Legal Writing Skills

Although mastering legal drafting takes time and practice, superior writing skills are essential to success, and you can take steps to improve yours.

Forming secure male attachments in foster care can be challenging, but it's not impossible.

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How a foster family supported reunification with birthfamily! #fostercare

Foster Care Isn't About You - Birthfamily Reunion

Last year everything changed for me. We had fostered before. This sweet girl wasn’t our first baby to love and let go. But somehow through all of our previous foster children I had managed to maintain the idea that I was the better parent in all of this. That for some reason these children really deserved […]

I Almost Didn't Stick It Out  Today in Mrs. Bean's Kitchen | Foster Care | Foster Parents | Foster Parenting | Adoption | Foster Adopt | Foster to Adopt | Reunification | Birth Parents

I Almost Didn't Stick It Out - We Spill the Beans

This week, it has been three years since Mancub, our first foster placement, reunified with his birth family. So naturally, he is on my mind. And forever in my mind, he is two. In my…

Building Your Foster Care Support Network  Today in Mrs. Bean's Kitchen | Foster Care | Foster Parents | Foster Parenting | Adoption | Foster Adopt | Foster to Adopt | Reunification | Birth Parents | Foster Care Support Group | Foster Care Support Network

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Building a foster care support network is one of the best things you can do to be a successful foster parent. Here are some tips to get started!

Saying Goodbye to a Piece of our Hearts: What Reunification is Like for Foster Parents | | Today in Mrs. Bean's Kitchen  Foster Care | Adoption | Foster Parenting | Birth Parents | Foster Adopt | Reunification

Saying Goodbye to a Piece of our Hearts: What Reunification is Like for Foster Parents - We Spill the Beans

Reunification is the goal of foster care. But what does that look like for foster parents, and how hard is it? Here is one account, from the Bean family.

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Consistent Co-parenting Makes Life Easier for Children after Divorce

Consistent Co-parenting Makes Life Easier for Children after Divorce

Consistent Co-parenting Makes Life Easier for Children after Divorce

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as  light-hearted as she is.

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as light-hearted as she is.

Kids In The Middle's #HolidayTips For Co-Parents

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Kids In The Middle Divorce Hurts. Kids In The Middle Helps.® Kids In The Middle® (KITM) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that helps children, parents and families thrive during and after divorce through counseling, education and support.

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

Bonnie Alsop / Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce Eloquent Books / Softcover / 8.5x8.5 / 24 pages / $11.50 ISBN: 978-1-62212-232-5 Book Syn...

This lighthearted explanation voiced by a young child living in two homes, validates a common situation that many children experience. The illustrations and text are a perfect mix of humor and sensitive information that makes an excellent start for discussion.    Gail Millar- Elementary School Teacher

Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce by Bonnie Alsop

About the Book SHARING ME takes a look at divorce through a child’s eyes. It is a lighthearted explanation of a young child living in two homes. SHARING ME validates a common situation that many children experience and may be used as a tool to start a discussion about divorce. View the Press Release

5 Ways To Help Your Child Adjust To Co-Parenting: Awesome advice from Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Big Blended Family

Real talk about blended family life.

Relationship Workshop: Kids Suffer When Co-parents Still Fight

Kids Suffer When Coparents Fight

Relationship Workshop: Kids Suffer When Co-parents Still Fight

I LOVE being a Stepmom even during the hard times... You can never take that away!

I LOVE being a Stepmom even during the hard times... You can never take that away!

Two Happy Homes - Introducing a new co-parenting resource for stepfamilies and divorced or single parents. It's free!

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How to Co-Parent Successfully After Divorce

How to Co-Parent Successfully After Divorce

A Summer Vacation Guide for Noncustodial Parents | Psych Central

A Summer Vacation Guide for Noncustodial Parents

For the noncustodial parent who lives far from his or her children, summer vacation often is greeted with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. This may be the

At a recent UNtied event,  Family Matters’ Alice Kaltman, LCSW  wanted to say one thing before beginning her presentation on Helping Kids Co...

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At a recent UNtied event, Family Matters’ Alice Kaltman, LCSW wanted to say one thing before beginning her presentation on Helping Kids Co...

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as  light-hearted as she is.

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as light-hearted as she is.

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com

Wow, spot on: Successful Co-parenting After Divorce: Julie Hanks LCSW on KSL TV's Studio 5.

Successful Co-parenting After Divorce: Julie Hanks LCSW on KSL TV's Studio 5

Cooperation and communication between divorced parents are crucial to a child's well-being. It's often difficult for ex-spouses to transition from intimate p...

Step and Blended Families

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How Divorce Affects Infants and Toddlers

How Divorce Affects Infants and Toddlers

Infants and toddlers are affected by the divorce in several ways. They don’t know what is going on but they do sense something is wrong. They pick up on the emotions of the adults around them. It w…

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

Bonnie Alsop / Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce Eloquent Books / Softcover / 8.5x8.5 / 24 pages / $11.50 ISBN: 978-1-62212-232-5 Book Syn...

How to help the child of divorce when families blend

When children of divorce are being raised in a two-parent home, most people call these two-parent homes stepfamilies or blended families. Blending two completely different families takes time—and m…

This lighthearted explanation voiced by a young child living in two homes, validates a common situation that many children experience. The illustrations and text are a perfect mix of humor and sensitive information that makes an excellent start for discussion.    Gail Millar- Elementary School Teacher

Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce by Bonnie Alsop

About the Book SHARING ME takes a look at divorce through a child’s eyes. It is a lighthearted explanation of a young child living in two homes. SHARING ME validates a common situation that many children experience and may be used as a tool to start a discussion about divorce. View the Press Release

Feeling trapped in a blended family

Feeling trapped in a blended family

When I was a little kid, we had these fascinating contraptions called Japanese finger traps. I believe they are also called Chinese finger puzzles or Chinese finger cuffs. This novelty toy is a lot…

Just in case you live in my area: www.sisterhoodofstepmoms.com

Just in case you live in my area: www.sisterhoodofstepmoms.com

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com

Stepfamilies can be successful if family members work to build healthy relationships. Find out how to help your child adjust to being part of a blended family.

5 ways to build successful stepfamilies

Stepfamilies — Tips for helping your child adjust to life as part of a stepfamily.

"Breakthrough" strategy for single parent and blended family success

“Breakthrough” strategy for single parent and blended family success

What if I shared with you that you have the power to change interactions between parents and children in single-parent and blended-family homes? What if this I told you it is a suggestion that sing…

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as  light-hearted as she is.

Siobhan McKay, illustrator of SHARING ME. Her beautiful watercolors are as light-hearted as she is.

A real life woman talks about her second marriage, blending families (like oil and water) and unconditional love from a Heavenly Father.

Mosaic|Paperback

One of America’s most popular music artists shares beautiful pieces of an unforgettable human mosaic, revealing pieces of a life in progress

Tips for navigating the holidays with a blended family

Happy holidays for stepfamilies

Learn from the experts so you can have a happy holiday with your blended family.

Big Blended Family

Real talk about blended family life.

Co-Parenting: Let's Do This! For those who have tried and failed at co-parenting, maybe it is time to look at co-parenting differently.

Big Blended Family

Real talk about blended family life.

Blended family art

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Question of the week: What do kids in two-parent homes have in common with kids in divorced homes?

Question of the week: What do kids in two-parent homes have in common with kids in divorced homes?

It might surprise you to know that some kids in two-parent homes have a lot in common with children of divorce. Even though this is a blog about kids and divorce, stay with me as I explain w…

Divorce and Family Disruption

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Single Parent Families

Remembering and celebrating single moms on Mother's Day

Remembering and celebrating single moms on Mother’s Day

Single moms deserve the honor of being acknowledged on Mother’s Day. When you get to know a single mom you begin to realize they are the most determined group of people you will ever meet. He…

The Face of Adoption: Adoptee and Birth Mom. One adoptee's journey to becoming a birth mother and now a single mom. A beautiful and redemptive story.

The Face of Adoption: Adoptee and Birth Mom. One adoptee's journey to becoming a birth mother and now a single mom. A beautiful and redemptive story.

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

Bonnie Alsop / Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce Eloquent Books / Softcover / 8.5x8.5 / 24 pages / $11.50 ISBN: 978-1-62212-232-5 Book Syn...

How do I help a mom whose child wants to go live with the other parent?

How do I help a mom whose child wants to go live with the other parent?

Life for a child of divorce is difficult! A church leader approached me with the following situation. “I have a wonderful Christian single mom in our church who is devastated, and I don’t know how …

No parenting topics are off-limits for Single Dad Laughing. Learn more about the blog, nominated for the Parents Best Blog Awards!

No parenting topics are off-limits for Single Dad Laughing. Learn more about the blog, nominated for the Parents Best Blog Awards!

Adoptive Families

"There is so much loss wrapped up in adoption that it is unfair to ask a child to be thankful" - Brooke Randolph | Adoption Quotes | MLJ Adoptions

"There is so much loss wrapped up in adoption that it is unfair to ask a child to be thankful" - Brooke Randolph | Adoption Quotes | MLJ Adoptions

Military Families

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Incarcerated Parents

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Fatherlessness

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Parental Alienation

Why children never get over the trauma of seeing their parents drunk: Virginia as a child with her mother, Janey, who was an alcoholic. - EXCELLENT article, really illustrates that feeling of rage and impotence as an adult.

Why children NEVER get over the trauma of seeing their parents drunk

'My mother's drinking was the backdrop to my childhood,' the agony aunt, now in her Sixties, reveals here.

Narcissistic Parents

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Hope 4 Hurting Kids exists to offer resources and information to help young people in pain to move from trauma and hurt to hope and healing.

"There is so much loss wrapped up in adoption that it is unfair to ask a child to be thankful" - Brooke Randolph | Adoption Quotes | MLJ Adoptions

"There is so much loss wrapped up in adoption that it is unfair to ask a child to be thankful" - Brooke Randolph | Adoption Quotes | MLJ Adoptions

Why children never get over the trauma of seeing their parents drunk: Virginia as a child with her mother, Janey, who was an alcoholic. - EXCELLENT article, really illustrates that feeling of rage and impotence as an adult.

Why children NEVER get over the trauma of seeing their parents drunk

'My mother's drinking was the backdrop to my childhood,' the agony aunt, now in her Sixties, reveals here.

Remembering and celebrating single moms on Mother's Day

Remembering and celebrating single moms on Mother’s Day

Single moms deserve the honor of being acknowledged on Mother’s Day. When you get to know a single mom you begin to realize they are the most determined group of people you will ever meet. He…

The Face of Adoption: Adoptee and Birth Mom. One adoptee's journey to becoming a birth mother and now a single mom. A beautiful and redemptive story.

The Face of Adoption: Adoptee and Birth Mom. One adoptee's journey to becoming a birth mother and now a single mom. A beautiful and redemptive story.

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

Bonnie Alsop / Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce Eloquent Books / Softcover / 8.5x8.5 / 24 pages / $11.50 ISBN: 978-1-62212-232-5 Book Syn...

How do I help a mom whose child wants to go live with the other parent?

How do I help a mom whose child wants to go live with the other parent?

Life for a child of divorce is difficult! A church leader approached me with the following situation. “I have a wonderful Christian single mom in our church who is devastated, and I don’t know how …

No parenting topics are off-limits for Single Dad Laughing. Learn more about the blog, nominated for the Parents Best Blog Awards!

No parenting topics are off-limits for Single Dad Laughing. Learn more about the blog, nominated for the Parents Best Blog Awards!

Coolest Stepdad Aprons

Coolest Stepdad Adult Apron

Shop Coolest Stepdad Adult Apron created by a1rnmu74. Personalize it with photos & text or purchase as is!

How Divorce Affects Infants and Toddlers

How Divorce Affects Infants and Toddlers

Infants and toddlers are affected by the divorce in several ways. They don’t know what is going on but they do sense something is wrong. They pick up on the emotions of the adults around them. It w…

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

"Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce" by Bonnie Alsop

Bonnie Alsop / Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce Eloquent Books / Softcover / 8.5x8.5 / 24 pages / $11.50 ISBN: 978-1-62212-232-5 Book Syn...

How to help the child of divorce when families blend

When children of divorce are being raised in a two-parent home, most people call these two-parent homes stepfamilies or blended families. Blending two completely different families takes time—and m…

This lighthearted explanation voiced by a young child living in two homes, validates a common situation that many children experience. The illustrations and text are a perfect mix of humor and sensitive information that makes an excellent start for discussion.    Gail Millar- Elementary School Teacher

Sharing Me: Helping Young Children Deal with Divorce by Bonnie Alsop

About the Book SHARING ME takes a look at divorce through a child’s eyes. It is a lighthearted explanation of a young child living in two homes. SHARING ME validates a common situation that many children experience and may be used as a tool to start a discussion about divorce. View the Press Release

Feeling trapped in a blended family

Feeling trapped in a blended family

When I was a little kid, we had these fascinating contraptions called Japanese finger traps. I believe they are also called Chinese finger puzzles or Chinese finger cuffs. This novelty toy is a lot…

Just in case you live in my area: www.sisterhoodofstepmoms.com

Just in case you live in my area: www.sisterhoodofstepmoms.com

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com

Do your kids ask about their other parent? 5 positive answers to avoid bad-mouthing. www.karenbeckerlifecoach.com