Leaving home is a huge life transition for anyone; helping a teen age out of foster care is particularly problematic! My tips on how to help a teenager move out of foster care are inspired by a question I received from Christina Dronen, a foster parent and teen advocate.
One of the best ways to let go of your old doubts, fears and problems is to find someone new to talk to. Someone who doesn’t know the “old you”, someone who will encourage you to change and grow. A Blossom Pen Pal is a friend who will encourage you to blossom in a new season of life!
Seven years ago — after my husband and I discovered we can’t have kids — I applied to be a volunteer mentor with Big Sisters/Big Brothers. This nonprofit organization matches adults (“Bigs”) with youth (“Littles”) and supports the friendship. I first learned about it 35 years earlier when I myself was a Little in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Today I live in […]
Feeling jealous of a friend’s happiness is normal – especially if you lost your husband, broke up with your boyfriend, or have never fallen in love. You want to be happy for your friend’s relationship but you don’t know how to deal with your jealousy. Not only are you normal, you are not alone. “Am I the only one who […]
What’s the best gift to give your mom on Mother’s Day – or any day of the year? Forgiveness. Learning how to forgive your mother for hurting you will change your relationship with her. Even better, forgiveness will free your heart and soul from the burden of anger, bitterness, and guilt. “Since I was young I’ve never been good enough […]