Accepting Our Kids Without Giving Up on Them

Do you ever wonder if you’re expecting too much from your child? Or maybe too little? How can you support your child and have appropriate expectations?

Eileen Devine, LCSW, joins us on episode #77 of The Adoption Connection podcast to talk about radical acceptance from a neurobehavioral model. She offers practical tips you’re doing to love.

Courage and hope,


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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