What is “self compassion” and why is it essential?

For many years, teachers and parents have been concerned about self-esteem and have looked at ways to increase children’s feelings of their own abilities, potential, and worth as human beings. However, focusing on self-esteem doesn’t always help in the long Continue reading What is “self compassion” and why is it essential?

Three reasons why adoptive moms don’t get enough self care, and what to do about it

As a parent coach for adoptive moms, I always recommend that families implement what I call “The Four Essential Elements for Transforming Trauma”. ¬† These are like the four legs of a table – if any one of them is Continue reading Three reasons why adoptive moms don’t get enough self care, and what to do about it