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Ryan North
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In the interest of full disclosure, this post is probably going to be difficult for the do as I say crowd. I get that it is often, if not always, the path of least resistance to be a do as I say parent. However, following the path of least resistance is not always what our kids need from us. What they need is for us to meet them where they are and to build trust through stronger connection.

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When I hear people say that our kids need to “get over it and just move on” I always come back to the same question; if moving on is so easy then why are there adults who are still afraid of the dark?

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What About Gratitude?
Let me start by saying that I believe that most people mean well. However, good intentions are just that, good intentions and nothing more. As an adoptive dad I’ve heard many comments and questions over the years that have made me smile, grit my teeth, want to explode, and everything in-between.

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These are healthy and delicious. 

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Merry Christmas!
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Expectations are difficult because they are complicated. A post about a reality check.

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I learned some things the last few days that I didn't necessarily want to learn.

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Those who make the difficult choice to place a child for adoption need love not lies.

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Yesterday was a great reminder that ignoring feelings and issues never leads to a better place.

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One of the other things I like about Thanksgiving is that while it smells and feels like Christmas it’s nowhere near as stressful.
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