Our team at BPAR has learned much from one of our favorite writers and TV personalities, Mr. Rogers. Although Fred Rogers is not with us anymore, his perspective on children and families is hands down one of the best we have found. We wanted to share a few of Fred Roger’s thoughts on parenting that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 5 Parenting Pearls of Wisdom from Mr. Rogers
Saying good-bye to the summer is hard for all of us! Packed with cookouts, visitors, road trips, camps, beach days and play dates galore, leaving the beach and the relaxed days of warm weather is not easy. These lazy summer weekends and vacations will all soon be a memory. New starts can be difficult for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 5 Ways to Help your Adopted Child Transition to a New School Year
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