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Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.

Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.

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United States

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Don't worry, we are professionals. Ryan, Lori and Shawn talk about parenting children in these complex modern times. Topics will vary and through it all you'll be informed, restored, empowered and entertained.

Language:

English


Episodes

Negotiation: Part 5 of the Four Tenets of Healthy Relationships

1/2/2020
Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue, LPC. Our show is a production of CK Family Services and we are a foster care, adoption, and behavioral health non-profit organization serving children and families in North and Central Texas. What Are We Chatting About Today? Today’s episode is part 5 of our 5-part series, The Four Tenets of Health Relationships. Jude...

Duration:00:45:18

Interdependence: Part 4 of the Four Tenets of Health Relationships

12/19/2019
Interdependence: Part 4 of the Four Tenets of Healthy Relationships Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue, LPC. If you don’t already know, we are a foster care, adoption, and behavior health non-profit in North Texas. What Are We Chatting About Today? Today’s episode is part 4 of our 5-part series, The Four Tenets of Health Relationships. There are four...

Duration:00:40:30

National Adoption Month: A Conversation with Lauren Hudgeons

11/5/2019
Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue. If you don’t already know, we are a foster care, adoption, and behavior health non-profit in North Texas. What Are We Chatting About Today? Today we have a special guest with us. Her name is Lauren Hudgeons. She is a foster and adoptive parent as well as an attorney. Lauren works with kids in the state’s conservatorship....

Duration:01:02:14

Receiving Care: Part 3 of the Four Tenets of Health Relationships

11/5/2019
Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue. If you don’t already know, we are a foster care, adoption, and behavior health non-profit in North Texas. What Are We Chatting About Today? Today’s episode is a continuation of one we started last time talking about relationships. Specifically, we will be looking at indicators of healthy relationships. What truly makes a...

Duration:00:27:04

Part 2: Four Tenets of Healthy Relationships

10/24/2019
Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue. If you don’t already know, we are a foster care, adoption, and behavior health non-profit in North Texas. What Are We Chatting About Today? Today’s episode is a continuation of one we started last time talking about relationships. Specifically, we will be looking at indicators of healthy relationships. What truly makes a...

Duration:00:29:06

We're Doing It Live. #NTxGivingDay

9/19/2019
Today, 9/19/2019, is North Texas Giving Day in our community and we are joining more than 2000 local nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the needs of the children and families we serve. So, instead of publishing a new full episode, we are taking the show to Facebook Live this morning starting at 6:00 am and we will broadcast until about 7:00 pm. Stop in and say HI, stick around for the inspirational stories and witty banter, and don't forget to make a donation. Here's the link:...

Duration:00:02:08

Part 1: Four Tenets of Healthy Relationships

9/5/2019
Welcome to Foster Family Matters Thank you for joining us! Welcome to another episode of Foster Family Matters with your hosts Shawn Wilson, Ryan North, and Lori Fangue. If you don’t already know, we are a foster care, adoption, and behavior health non-profit in North Texas. We believe that our show is perfect for parents of children and the people in their support networks (friends, family, co-workers, etc . . . ). What Are We Chatting About Today? Today we are starting a multi-part...

Duration:00:30:02

School is Back in Session: Parenting Tips

8/22/2019
In episode 14, Shawn, Lori, and Ryan discuss tips for parenting success during the transition from summer routine to the school year. If you have a community in which you already draw support, consider using this series to fuel your discussion topics. If you are looking for community consider joining our Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/fosterfamilymatters where you can get direct access to Shawn, Ryan, and Lori. The transition back to school can be a source of mixed feelings for...

Duration:00:44:43

Part 5: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

8/8/2019
Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss Chapter 6 of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This is one of several books that CK Family Services recommends that all parents read, and it holds a special place with our show hosts. We invite you to join us and read through the book alongside us this Summer. Whether you are new to the book or have already read it through, we are confident that you’ll be glad you...

Duration:00:49:42

Part 4: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

7/25/2019
Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss Chapter 5 of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This is one of several books that CK Family Services recommends that all parents read, and it holds a special place with our show hosts. We invite you to join us and read through the book alongside us this Summer. Whether you are new to the book or have already read it through, we are confident that you’ll be glad you...

Duration:00:47:08

Part 3: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

7/11/2019
Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss Chapter 4 of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This is one of several books that CK Family Services recommends that all parents read, and it holds a special place with our show hosts. We invite you to join us and read through the book alongside us this Summer. Whether you are new to the book or have already read it through, we are confident that you’ll be glad you...

Duration:00:39:12

Part 2: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

6/27/2019
Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. (https://amzn.to/2IJuJh4) This is one of several books that CK Family Services recommends that all parents read, and it holds a special place with our show hosts. We invite you to join us and read through the book alongside us this Summer. Whether you are new to the book or have already read it through, we are confident that...

Duration:00:49:36

Part 1: "The Whole Brain Child" Book Discussion

6/13/2019
Shawn, Ryan, and Lori discuss the introduction, chapter 1 and chapter 2 of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This Summer we are going to dive into a discussion of the book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. (https://amzn.to/2IJuJh4) This is one of several books that CK Family Services...

Duration:00:42:06

Summer is Here! Managing Transitions (Part 2)

5/30/2019
A well-managed transition can make or break your day. It can be the difference maker, for the difference maker (a.k.a. YOU). Whether you are preparing for a macro-level transition like school year to summer break, graduation to life after school, or something as world-changing as becoming a foster or adoptive parent . . . the ability to recognize, anticipate, plan for and then roll with the actual experience of transition is essential for you and your family's well being. In this episode...

Duration:00:43:28

Summer is Coming, Managing Transitions

5/16/2019
While many have been focused on the arrival of Winter in recent months, I assure you . . . Summer is Coming. One of the best methods parents can use for improving their own experiences is to plan ahead and help their children manage transitions. As the school year comes to end, opportunities to manage transitions abound. Ryan, Lori, and Shawn discuss the importance of helping our children prepare for transitions in this episode.

Duration:00:29:52

Happy Mother's Day?

5/9/2019
May 12, 2019, we celebrate Mother’s Day, which became a national holiday in the United States in May 1914. Anna Jarvis is credited with founding Mother’s Day several years earlier in 1908 as a day to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Today, celebrations vary by family and culture, but most include children honoring their mother by giving her gifts and setting aside time to spend with her. The holiday can be challenging for those who have experienced the loss of their...

Duration:00:30:47

Let's Keep Parenting Real

5/2/2019
September 12, 1962, President John Kennedy spoke the following words, “But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?” His response sets the stage for this episode of our podcast, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills,...

Duration:00:32:52

Can Support Networks & Community Make a Difference?

4/18/2019
We were made for relationship. We were meant to live in relationship with other people. Nothing lives in isolation. At some point, you are going to need help. If you don’t have people around you who are equipped to help and love you, you are going to have a crisis. You need people who are willing to help you when you are on the wrong path. As individuals, we all need other people who we are “doing life” with and families need other families they are “doing life” with as well. Parents...

Duration:00:21:49

Self-Regulation: Just Breathe . . .

4/4/2019
Karyn Purvis described self-regulation as “the body's ability to calm itself, by itself”. The discussion in this episode centers around three stages of regulation; outside-regulation, co-regulation and self-regulation. Each of these three stages stair-step upon one another such that until one has experienced competent outside-regulation, co and self-regulation are unattainable. Frequently, our road block, as parents, is our predetermined expectations based on a child’s chronological age. We...

Duration:00:27:27

What is Trauma?

4/4/2019
Trauma has become something of a buzz word lately. If you are a parent, or supporter of parents, of children with special needs, you've likely heard "trauma informed", "trauma aware" or some other variant used to describe programs, techniques, and clinical practice until you are just "trauma tired". None the less, we can't very well discuss parenting without going there. In this episode Ryan, Lori and Shawn attempt to set a common foundation for what we mean when we talk about trauma. We...

Duration:00:23:54