These are some of the resources that I highly recommend to foster parents/adoptive parents or even just parents with difficult children.
They have totally changed how I parent and how I see my children’s behaviors.
A lot of children just need to be taught how to deal with frustration and how to calm themselves in the same way they need to be taught how to read.
It is a rough hard road and if I help make it even a little easier for just one family than I will be happy.
Parents of children from hard places we can do this!
This book really helps introduce the concept of collaborative problem solving and helping teach kids how to deal with frustration.
There are some videos on youtube also of Dr. Ross Greene teaching on this concept.
Such a good book about how to parent children from hard places and answers a lot of the why’s behind the behaviors.
Goes with the TBRI training.
Similar to the connected child but with more biblical principles added in.
They have the study guide available for free on their site!
Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Training(we bought the training videos but there are free online resources as well).
Similar to The Connected Child and Empowered to Connect but more in depth.
For the kids:
Teaches easy to follow relaxation techniques in a fun story about an Octopus that gets angry.
A great kids book that gives them ideas of what to do when angry.
We read this book every night!
It has helped so much with reluctant sleepers!
Another great book to help teach little one’s how to calm down and relax.