Nurturing the Heart of a Child.
Archive: December 2013

Adults communicate “presence” to children through eye contact, facial expressions, body language and undivided attention. It requires that adults not only set aside time, but also make the mental space available to truly listen to children with all of our senses. In a culture that values the ability to multitask, undivided attention is a rare […]

Child on shoulder - attachment

Over the past year I’ve had the privilege of helping foster and adoptive parents understand the behavior of maltreated children through a class called, “Parenting Children from Hard Places.” These wonderfully caring people soon realize that parenting a wounded child causes them to bump up against the broken places of their own heart, and they […]