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You feel guilty that sometimes you want to just quit. You feel inadequate; how can anyone bear the sadness and pain they’ve gone through, and that is now your burden too? What can you do — how can you make it through the day — how can you help your kids while also taking care of yourself?
Is there such a thing as secondary trauma–and if so, what do you do about it? When faith, endurance and creativity are not enough, what’s next?
You can thrive as a parent!
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Adoptive mom, Speaker, Author
– Sherrie Eldridge
Author, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (Random House, 1999)
– Kristin Berry
Co-founder of confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com, Author, Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey (New Leaf Press, 2017)
We needed a change. After an intense 12 years of parenting children from hard places and coming along side of other foster and adoptive families, we were in need of personal rejuvenation. All in all we’d parented over 100 children and helped over 1,000 families. We...
Every year at Rejuvenate retreat I’m asked what vitamin regimen helped me get back to health after a doctor told me I was going to die if I didn’t get rid of my stressors. I figured I’d finally write it up in a post it so people can more easily share it. For me, in my situation, these truly are the best vitamins for stress.
I am making a list of the best adoption books. Can you help? Which adoption book(s) have been the most helpful to you? It is no surprise that adoptive and foster parents have limited time constraints. As a group, we tend to really want to help our kids. I'm working to...
We are continuing our series on the difficulty of loving difficult kids. In this episode we will uncover the biggest mistake parent can make which will make it even more difficult to look lovingly at a child who has suffered complex traumas.
Watch to the end and will will bust through 6 myths adoptive and foster parents buy into. When we bust through these myths this monumental task will get easier (not easy)
As the retreats grow, we've seen the need to add more retreat staff. We are excited to announce that Joanna Martin has accepted the position of Director for the Washington state Rejuvenate. Joanna attended one of the first Rejuvenate retreats in Washington state and...
We are excited to share the craft classes planned for the PA Rejuvenate Retreat with you. We have a Fairy Garden class, a Burlap Wreath class, a Canvas Painting class by Brushstrokes on Canvas, a Basic Cake Decorating class, and a Wooden Sign class. The classes are...