Show #1 – Foster Families

Aired: Sunday, October 25, 2009 8 to 9 am ET, CFRU 93.3 FM Guelph

My guest Jenny Emerson is a mother of 2 adopted children and has fostered 22 kids in the past 3 years. Jenny is a Power to Parent Program Facilitator and is doing an intensive study with Gordon Neufeld working with common childhood challenges. I find her stories fascinating and I admire her commitment to her kids. I especially wanted to share with you how she helps insecure kids feel more secure and loved. Although you may not have your own foster kids, I want you to hear the strategies that Jenny is using to help these kids. All parents could be doing the same simple things to help strengthen their own relationships at home.
Jenny brings up an important point at the end of the show. The relationship our children have to us is so important. We may be attached to our kids; but, not all kids are attached to their parents. When we allow our children to be dependent on us when they need it, they’ll emerge as independent people in time.

Go to:

Click on: Sunday : 2009-10-25

Then, click on: 8:00:00 – Family Matters

Sign up for the Power to Parent, an 8 week series in Guelph, Ontario January 2010. Contact Jenny Emerson at

I’m hoping to find a way to post the recordings some time soon. For now, I appreciate your understanding as I work out the technical kinks.
Upcoming shows:
* Birth Choices and Supporting the Family
* Neighbours rally to rescue their community programs
* Stay-at-home-homeschooling Dads
* Independent kids

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