Episode 155: Real Talk, Connecting When Connection is Hard

April 11, 2023


Truth…Parenting is hard, but those little moments of sweetness can make the tough days bearable. But what happens when those moments feel few and far between? 

Often in our foster care and adoption journeys the struggle to connect with our children can be an all too frequent reality. Join us as we welcome Chris and Kaitlin and have a real conversation about connecting when connection is hard. It’s a tough conversation to have, but one that many of us need to face.


0:00 – Intro

1:15 – A Beginning in the World of Foster Care

4:12 – The First Experience with a Placement

8:35 – The Beginning of the Real Journey

9:35 – The Mixed Emotions of Adoption Day

10:40 – An Amazing Creative Beginning

11:25 – Day One of ‘Now I’m Mom’ to this Amazing Person

17:17 – Managing School Life and Home Life

21:04 – Connecting With Teachers and Making Them Part of the Team

23:09 – Setting Expectation as a Parent

34:58 – Let’s Have a Little Fun With This!

35:56 – Understanding in the Community

36:25 – Tactics That Work

41:18 – Continuing the Conversation with Resources

43:10 – Connect With Us!


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Episode 155: Real Talk, Connecting When Connection is Hard


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