Therapeutic Parenting Hacks–Ten One-Minute Tips For Foster and Adoptive Parents

Parenting children from difficult beginnings it a piece of cake.  Pie?  Bowl of melting ice cream maybe?  Yeah, that’s probably more like it.  The following therapeutic parenting hacks are designed just for you–tired and wired parents spending a lot of time zigging and zagging  to avoid the dreaded Dysregulation Blow-up, Melt-down Blues.  I know that tune. These therapeutic parenting hacks will help.  You gotta play to win though.  Love and a good parenting hack matters. 

This tips are loosely based on the work of Karyn Purvis and David Cross who wrote the book The Connected Child.  Ce Eshelman, LMFT was fortunate to be trained in Trust-based Relational Intervention by Dr. Purvis before her death in 2016.

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #1

Structure/Nurture

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #2

Keep It Simple

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #3

Connection Over Correction

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #4

Love Bombs

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #5

Trust Blocking

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #6

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #7

What Is Your Story?