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An Honest Conversation About Adoption | Ep. 81

Many of the families in the Connected Families community were formed through adoption.This month, during National Adoption Awareness Month, we look more closely at how the Connected Families Framework can be applied to children who joined their family through adoption…

What Causes Anger Issues in a Child? | Ep. 46

What do you do when your child gets angry? What causes anger issues in a child? When kids respond with angry, aggressive behavior, stress and fear are often the underlying emotions. Children who have experienced trauma often react with heightened…

How Do I Support My Friend Who Is Adopting?

November is National Adoption Awareness Month here in the United States. In honor of that we’ve asked Anna Braasch, Executive Director of Connected Families, to share her insight on how to support friends who are currently adopting or have already…

Parenting Kids from Hard Places with Unique Needs | Ep. 45

Are you parenting a child through adoption or foster care? Are you struggling with bonding to your child or their attachment to you? Your feelings of isolation and discouragement can be very real and overwhelming.  As an adoptive parent, maybe…

What Is “Attachment Style”?

She sat right in the front row of a Connected Families parenting workshop. For the first part of the teaching she listened wide-eyed and engaged enthusiastically. Then things changed. As we taught about the importance of loving, joy-filled connection she…

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