Does it ever feel impossible to manage your own fear and trauma as a parent? How about those same feelings and challenges that come up for your child?
Dr. John DeGarmo is the leading expert in the foster care field and currently has eight children at home. Adding to his already-full plate he travels as a speaker, is the author of several books, including The Foster Parenting Manual, is a writer for the Huffington Post, and hosts a weekly radio show called The Parent Factor with Dr. John.
Watch this week’s Mad2Glad Guest Interview video as we explore:
- What to do when nothing eases a child’s anxiety
- How to keep going when you are weary and burnt out
- Specific ways to reaffirm love to an anxious/angry/emotionally traumatized child
When you have a child who rejects your love it’s critical to continue offering it anyway. Don’t let your own fear, anger, and anxiety get in the way of providing this essential component to healing and trust.
Now, I’d love to hear from you! What do you do or say to keep your fear at bay and faith that “it’s gonna be ok” alive?
Looking for more strategies on how to parent an angry child? Listen as we turn-the-tables and Dr John interviews me on his radio show