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Fostering Voices Podcast

Aug 31, 2019

This week's episode is dedicated Chapter 1 of 'The Connected Child' by Dr. Karyn Purvis. This is a great book for all parents, but it is dedicated to the needs of kids who have come from hard places - so it is specifically for foster and adoptive parents. Over the course of Season 4, we will be going over different ideas from this amazing book.

This week we talked about Corrective vs Connective Behavior. The goal is to always connect with your children! They often need to connect, before they can understand what you want to correct.

Dr. Purvis also talked about the need to make a lifestyle commitment when choosing to foster and/or adopt. Kids need time to connect, and if your family is so busy running from one thing to another - there is no time to connect! SO, make time to connect with your family!

One great way to connect is by playing games together as a whole family. Our family has recently started playing the Heads Up game. Download it on your iPhone or Android device. It's a great game for all ages!

We also talked about life with 9 people in the house, so tune in to hear more about that!

The (Good) Word of the Day:

As for me, I call to God,
    and the Lord saves me. 

Evening, morning and noon
    I cry out in distress,
    and he hears my voice.

Psalm 55:16-17

Remember the perspective of kids in need. They are just kids, and they need simple things, and we can all play a role in providing for their needs.

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