Saying goodbye can be difficult for all of us. The thought of not seeing someone we care about can be painful as well as distressing. When I think about this topic, I immediately think about toddlers being dropped off at pre-school, only to have a meltdown as the caretaker says goodbye and leaves the classroom. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Saying Goodbye Is Hard for the Adopted
It is the time of year everyone has been waiting for! A time for a break in routine, a time for unstructured days and sleeping a little later. While all of this time-out is very healthy for children and families, the ending of school can be a difficult transition for adopted children. The end of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on School’s Out!
Many adoptees or children in foster care may be thinking about Father’s Day this week. Ads for cards, gifts and activities centered on Father’s Day are a constant reminder. For some it is their biological or birth father. This may be a time for them to try and make sense of exactly what Father’s Day represents for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Father’s Day
“The Most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself” –Steve Maraboli Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many women about their feelings surrounding Mother’s Day. Most of the women I spoke with voiced how complex and hard Mother’s Day can be for them. It can bring up feelings […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Motherly Self-Love
At BPAR, we are always trying to find ways to help our clients feel connected and understood. As human beings we all want to know that we are not alone, that someone else has been through what we have been through. And although every individual and family we see is different, they do share similar […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Power of Storytelling in Adoption