#29: Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday and Live to Tell About It

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Birthdays are great, right? Sometimes they are, but not always. Some of our kids find birthdays to be really stressful, and those feelings can come out in all kinds of ways.

In this episode, we talk about celebrating our kids' birthdays with special attention paid to the unique needs of kids with early trauma. We explore reducing anxiety, honoring first families, and having realistic expectations.

Links Relevant to this episode:

Love Languages

How to Honor Birth Family on Birthdays (and why)

Mentor Moments: "Can you talk about how to determine an appropriate level of interaction with birth family when adoptive kids have permission/ability to have contact but parents are either in prison, actively addicted or just unreliable?"

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