How To Become A Connected Parent

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 18, Episode 147

Have you ever wondered if there was some secret to forming a better connection with your child? In the midst of meltdowns, defiant behaviors, or dysregulation, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a script to work from to help them re-regulate quickly? If so, you won’t want to miss our latest episode of the podcast…

Lisa Qualls is an author, blogger, public speaker, podcaster, and the co-author of the latest book, The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. She co-authored this book with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, PhD, founder of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Our conversation, in this episode, centers on the how, behind becoming a connected parent. You will love this interview. Listen now…

Thoughts On Hair Care And Support For Transracial Adoptees

Amplifying Black Voices- The Honestly Adoption Podcast

We believe deeply in racial equality and listening to and learning from black voices who are illuminating the way for justice and understanding. As we continue to amplify and highlight black voices, we are pleased to share one of our favorite interviews on the podcast. Are you a transracial adoptive family, foster family or multiracial family? Are you a person with fantastic curly hair? Whoever you are and whatever type of hair you have, you will love Janine Beachy. She was a true delight to interview.

Janine talked with us about the importance of haircare in the Black community, why we should teach our daughters to set boundaries around others touching their hair and how her curly hair journey led to becoming a resource for transracial adoptive families. We think you will love her as much as we do!

We encourage you to listen in as well as follow her on Instagram: @life_with_curlz

How A Former Foster Youth Is Telling A Different Adoption Story

Amplifying Black Voices- The Honestly Adoption Podcast

As we continue to amplify and highlight black voices, we are pleased to share a recent interview we did with Tori Peterson who is a former foster youth, now foster and adoptive mom.

Tori Petersen is amazing, and is actively changing the story of adoption and foster care in the United States. She spends her time advocating, on a national level, for better services for children in foster care. Make sure you check out her Instagram hereListen to the interview….

Raising A Multi-Cultural Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures

Amplifying Black Voices- The Honestly Adoption Podcast

We believe deeply in racial equality and listening to and learning from black voices who are illuminating the way for justice and understanding. That’s why we’re using our platform to amplify these voices…

This week we’re pleased to re-air an episode we did with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures. She’s here to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing with internet trolls, and how to hit personal attacks online head on. You’re going to love this interview. Keia is a rockstar and has a brilliant perspective. Listen to the interview now…

The Story Of Your Past Is Not The Story Of Your Future

Amplifying Black Voices- The Honestly Adoption Podcast

At Honestly Adoption we recognize  that Black voices have always been here. They have been the voice of parenting, working, hurting, rejoicing, educating, worshiping…living. They are the voices of transracial adoptees, foster parents, adoptive parents and professionals. For the next several weeks we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes from Black thought leaders.

Our kids have come from hard places. And often, they can feel as if they’ll never get out from under the weight of those past storylines. But everything they’ve gone through in the past, does not define their future. Embo Tshimanga is living proof of this!

As a youngster, Embo Tshimanga lived in over twenty-five different homes including six homeless shelters, group homes, two women’s shelters, cars, and five foster homes. The norm for her was lack of electricity, water, and food. A ‘shower’ in a gas station bathroom was typical. By the time she graduated high school, she had attended a total of 28 schools. As difficult as this is to read, it was exponentially more difficult to live through. But today, at 21 years old, Embo is shining a bright light and changing the lives of vulnerable children. Listen to her interview…

 

Visit www.honestlyadoption.com to check out our latest resources and catch up on past episodes of the podcast!

 

Thoughts On Adoption From A Transracial Adoptee

Amplifying Black Voices: The Honestly Adoption Podcast

At Honestly Adoption we recognize  that Black voices have always been here. They have been the voice of parenting, working, hurting, rejoicing, educating, worshiping…living. They are the voices of transracial adoptees, foster parents, adoptive parents and professionals. For the next several weeks we are re-airing some of our favorite episodes from Black thought leaders. This week, we are pleased to share an episode we did with Torie DiMartile from Wreckage & Wonder.

How To Translate Your Child’s Behavior

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 18, Episode 141

This week we’re in Part 2 of our new podcast series, Believing Beyond The Behavior, and we’re talking about how to translate your child’s behavior.

You may have taken a double-take when you read that title. Translate my child’s behavior? What does that mean? The fact is, when you’re caring for a child with a trauma history, you should never take their extreme behaviors at face-value. Why? Well, behavior is a by-product of something bigger going on with them. When we pull back the curtain and get behind the facade of bad behavior, we discover a whole different story. Listen to the episode for more…

How To Begin Believing In More

The Honestly Adoption Podcast, Season 18, Episode 140

There’s more happening with your child than just bad behavior. In fact, there are reasons why he or she behaves the way they do. But before we can make sense of this, we must lay the foundation for believing in more.

It begins with a different mindset. You cannot take your child’s behavior at face-value. Because of his or her trauma history, there present behaviors are often the expression of an unmet need, a fear, or an anxiety. But this present behavior does not determine their future. How do you begin to believe there is more than what you are experiencing right now? Listen to the episode…