7 Reasons Why I’m NOT Wired to be a Full-Time Mommy

  I’ve been avoiding this blog post for a couple weeks now. It’s hard to share the issues I struggle with. But , but that’s where I find that healing occurs – by sharing and letting go. So here it goes. My husband and I are having dinner and I’m sharing my weekly struggles with our son, my dreams and goals for Compassionate Healer Ministries, and the ideas for my upcoming books. He is silent. I find myself asking him if I should enroll our son in full-time daycare. He stays silent. I keep talking about how I am conflictedContinue reading…

10 Play Activities to Repair Parent-Child Relationships – Free Booklet

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. As a foster/adoptive mom, it has been wonderful, but challenging in dealing with my son’s behaviors. My ability to help him was limited. Until, I found Theraplay®… I bought a little book of activities and began using them casually with my son. To my amazement, he responded positively when I disciplined and set boundaries. He was no longer challenging me (as much), but was aContinue reading…

What does “Elf” have to do with foster/adoption?

Guest Post by Albert Pont The 2003 American Christmas movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, was one of my favorite holiday movies prior to me becoming a foster parent, and even more so now.  It has great examples of content for both foster children and foster parents to discuss. First, Buddy is not raised by his biological parents, which any foster child would be able to relate to.  As he grows older, Buddy reaches a point where he is curious and wants to ask questions of why he looks different than all of the other elves.  He sits downContinue reading…

The Building Blocks of Discipline

Discipline can be a difficult task, but when you incorporate the building blocks as a foundation, it gives you a new perspective on the importance of the relationship with your child. Blessings, EP   Please go to my YouTube Channel for more Parenting Techniques at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5F_1LVsi06v3-poaeJTrHw You can also visit our Facebook Page and get links there: https://www.facebook.com/CompassionateHM

The 7 Keys to Your Child’s Heart & Your Parenting Toolbox

Compassionate Parenting Challenge: Day 5 You made it to day 5 – Great job dad/mom! We have covered a lot of material in a short amount of time. I hope I have spread it out and made it as simple and possible for you to digest. Now, we are going to briefly cover the 7 keys and the toolbox. About the 7 Keys & Your Parenting Toolbox In order to fully embrace Compassionate Parenting, all 7 keys need to be used. Granted, this is an art not a science, so daily practice is essential. You may find yourself saying, “IContinue reading…

Why Your Relationship with Your Child is Important

Compassionate Parenting Challenge: Day 4 Happy Independence Day! May our Lord continue to protect our country and give us wisdom. Thank you to all the men and women (and their families) who have given their lives for us to be able to write with freedom. And to those currently serving – Thank you for your sacrifice! I am praying for you. Yesterday we spoke about a new approach to discipline. Today we will discuss the importance of relationship with our children. The Importance of Relationship As you soon discover the 7 keys to your child’s heart, I invite you toContinue reading…