Hurricane Harvey and Kids from Trauma - S4E1

September 1, 2017
We are back from family vacations and the start of the school year with a special episode. Directed at parents of kids from hard places in the Houston area, devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Chris is joined by Ryan and Kayla, and special guest Toni Steere.

Toni is the Director of Legacy 685, an Adoption, Foster & Orphan Care Ministry at Houston’s First Baptist Church. She has been caring for orphaned and vulnerable children for the past 17 years. She served for many years as a teacher, house-parent & social worker at a large orphanage in Central America. During her time there she adopted a baby boy who is now 16! As a mom of a child from a hard place, Toni understands both the immense joy and the unexpected challenges of the journey.

She leads Empowered to Connect's Spanish Training Team, she is a TBRI Educator, and a Sexual Abuse Prevention Instructor, among many other disciplines involving foster care, adoption, and trauma.

 
 If you would like to help Toni and Houston's First with disaster relief efforts, you can find more at http://houstonsfirst.org/LoveFirst.

If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and would like to help with relief efforts for Houston evacuees to the area, you can find more information at our web site, http://www.irvingbible.org/relief.

 

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Give Me An Example: Round 3 - S3E23

July 25, 2017

Chris invites Ryan and Kayla to participate in another game of sharing examples of various TBRI parenting tools. They discuss:

  • Total Voice Control
  • Time-In instead of Time Out
  • Think Before You Consequence
  • Respond to Fear with Connection
Who will take this round’s trophy? Listen and find out!

 

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Community: It’s Important - S3E22

July 18, 2017

Parenting is hard enough, but add traumatized children, and the difficulties can increase exponentially. Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss these hardships, and why it’s so important to build a community around your family that understands trust-based relational parenting and is supportive of your efforts to parent this way.

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Siblings - S3E21

July 12, 2017

Sibling relationships can always be tenuous, and even more so when it comes to kids from hard places. Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about strategies for dealing with these rivalries and the struggles of sibling interaction.

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Help! My Kid is Sneaking Things! - S3E20

June 29, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla respond to an email about children who engage in sneaking behaviors. Listen as they discuss if it's developmentally appropriate or trauma related, and why you need to become the world's leading expert in your children.

Yes Jar: Video | Article

 

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Bedtime Struggles - S3E19

June 20, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla tackle an issue in this episode that most of us deal with; bedtime struggles. They discuss the value of routines (structure) and rituals (nurture) at bedtime and why the cause of the issue may or may not be what you think.

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Will Parenting This Way Prepare my Child for the Real World? - S3E18 (Repost)

June 12, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about the fear that connected parenting doesn't prepare our kids for the real world, and why the reasons behind this fear are unfounded.

Cast Away on IMDB

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Teenagers - S3E17

May 31, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla spend some time discussing teenagers. The teen years are difficult for most as identity and power struggles are magnified.

TBRI for Teens video

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Lying - S3E16

May 25, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla discuss a question they get from many parents. And that question is, "why do my children lie and what can I do about it"? The answer requires a lot of grace and may not be what most people think it is.

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How Does Connected Parenting Work in a Big Family? - S3E15

May 16, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla are joined once again by Maggie Popp and they discuss how to implement TBRI concepts and strategies in large families. The three families have 15 kids between them. 

 

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