I can't say the last two months flew by. It has been a challenge, and has also been the very best summer for all of my kids. The list of activities was a gift to one child, in particular. Juggling four high schoolers and all the friends and activities has my head spinning some days. But we did it. About to usher in a year with two seniors, two sophomores and a sixth grader.
If you are looking for a boost as school starts, here are some things I'll be participating in:
The Attachment and Trauma Network is providing a free online Summit in the fall called "Educating Traumatized Children." It will be 10 days long and include over 20 interviews from educators, parents, child welfare professionals, etc. For more information, visit their registration page.
Starting Monday, I will be doing several weeks of tips and tricks for helping your children find their happy! I am basing this series on my 2011 blog posts on the things happy people have in common. This will not be on my blog, as they will just be one short blurb each week (followed by plenty of Pinterest boards for more ideas). You may keep up with this series by joining my email list.
By joining the list, you will also receive information on my fall coaching discounts. A few times a year, I offer discounts on specific days. This gives you a break on cost, while helping me fill my calendar on normally slower scheduling days.
On Friday, September 12, I will be speaking to foster parents at A World for Children in Brownwood, Texas. My If you are a foster parent in Texas and would like to attend, reach out to your agency and ask them to contact the Brownwood Office at (325) 641-1055 for more information. This presentation, "You've Got This," will include my personal secrets for keeping my cool when I feel stuck or triggered.
You do, ya' know. You've got this. It's hard, but you are already doing it. School is starting, and we're going to all walk through it together again.