The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast
By Mike and Kristin Berry
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In the Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast, hosts Mike and Kristen Berry share open and honest perspectives from the trenches of parenting. The goal is to bring hope and encouragement to parents, all over the world, through real-life perspectives.
||CleanHow Can I Find Hope When My Life Is Collapsing Around Me?||Season 4, Episode 37. In this episode we're sharing a recent recording from the debut Refresh Chicago conference.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow The Foster Care Movement Is Changing The Game For At-Risk Kids||Season 4, Episode 36. In this episode Mike interviews Jason Weber, the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives at Christian Alliance For Orphans.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Handle A DCS Investigation||Season 4, Episode 35. In this episode we discuss some practical steps you can take if, or when, you are investigated by department of child services.||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do I Find Support On This Journey?||Season 4, Episode 34. In this episode we outline the 4 keys to finding the right people for your support system in foster care and adoption.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Ways To Care For Yourself When The Journey Gets Difficult.||Season 4, Episode 33. In the episode we share a recent session we taught on self care.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Child's Attachment Disorder Is Taking The Life Out Of Me||Season 4, Episode 32. In this episode we unpack what attachment disorders look like in foster care and adoption, and how to navigate the tricky waters of it.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Do You Make It Through Placing Your Child In Residential Treatment?||Season 4, Episode 31. In this episode, Nicole Goerges, co-host of the podcast, turns the mic on Mike and Kristin and asks them this question.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Everyone Called To Be A Foster Parent?||Season 4, Episode 30. In this season debut Mike, Kristin and Nicole answer a big question- "Is everyone called to be a foster parent?"||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting On Purpose Part 3- Parenting With Intention||Season 3, Episode 28.||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting On Purpose Part 2- Creating Healthy Boundaries For Your Children||Season 3, Episode 27. In this episode we share Part 2 from our 3-part parenting series, Parenting On Purpose.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting On Purpose Part 1- Setting Boundaries For You||Season 3, Episode 26. In the very first session of a 3-part series, entitled Parenting On Purpose, we're beginning by talking about the need for us to create boundaries for ourselves as parents first and foremost.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Fight For The Heart Of Your Children||Season 3, Episode 25. In this episode we discuss the 7 critical battles adoptive and foster parents must fight in order to win the war for the heart of their children.||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan My Family's Journey Tell The World A Bigger Story?||Season 3, Episode 24. In this episode we're talking about how our stories as foster and adoptive parents can show the world hope.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Find Hope When Everything Seems Hopeless||Season 3, Episode 23. In this episode we're talking about finding hope even when everything you see and experience around you seems hopeless.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Stay Sane When Your Difficult Child Pushes You To The Edge||Season 3, Episode 22. In this episode, we discuss practical steps you can take when your difficult or out-of-control child pushes you to the edge or beyond.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnswers To Your Biggest Questions On FASD.||Season 3, Episode 21. We are replaying the audio from our hugely successful online Q&A webinar on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDads And Adoption: How To Find Strength To Lead And Love||Season 3, Episode 20. In the season premier of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast, we welcome our good friend Andrew Schneidler to the show to talk about something that ever men need to hear when it comes to the adoptive journey.||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat An Adoptee Wants You To Know About Closed Adoptions||Season 2, Episode 19. In the season finale for season 2 we are interviewing our firstborn daughter Jaala on what it's like to be adopted and not have contact with her birth family.||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Should Never Give Up As A Foster Parent||Season 2, Episode 18. In this episode we share the amazing audio interview that Mike did with a woman named Tricia Collins. Her story is inspiring and motivating to any foster parent who feels like they're not making a difference.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Fostering-To-Adopt The Right Path For Us?||Season 2, Episode 17. In this episode we discuss the ins and outs of fostering-to-adopt. In the interview with the Robbins family we'll discover how beautiful fostering to adopt is.||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding The Process Of Private Adoption||Season 2, Episode 16. In this episode we're discussing the process of private adoption as we share audio from an interview with the director of a private adoption agency.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Navigate The Obstacles And Big Myths Of Adoption||Season 2, Episode 15. In this episode we're sharing the audio recording from The Prepped & Polished Podcast, where host Alexis Avila interviews Mike on the premise behind Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent, how to navigate big obstacles, and get...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Love A Child Who Won't Love You Back||Season 2, Episode 14. In this episode, Mike, Kristin and Nicole discuss the effects of reactive attachment disorder on children from traumatic pasts, and how to keep going even when your child keeps pushing you away.||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Fight The Lonely Battle Of Special Needs Parenting||Season 2, Episode 13. In this episode, Mike, Kristin and Nicole interview Ellen Stumbo from Disability Matters and Ellenstumbo.com, on what it takes to overcome the lonely battles that parenting children with special needs often brings.||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Overcome Sheer Exhaustion In Parenting||Season 2, Episode 12. In this episode we discuss practical steps to help foster and adoptive parents find more rest on the weary journey of parenting.||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Things Every Adoptive Parent Wants Teachers To Know About Trauma||Season 2, Episode 11. In this episode we're playing back the audio from a video we recorded last year for adoptive and foster parents to share with their child's teachers.||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Realities Everyone Should Know Before They Become Foster Parents||Season 2, Episode 10. In this episode we discuss 7 realities that anyone who is just starting out on the foster care journey should know.||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Heal From Hurt And Find New Hope in Foster Care and Adoption||Season 2, Episode 9. In this episode Mike kicks off Season 2 by sharing the roadmap of the new season of The Honestly Speaking Podcast. We also share a recent webinar recording we did with The Refresh Conference founders, Andrew and Michele...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Value Of A Strong Support System And Why You Need One||Season 1, Episode 8. In this episode Mike and Kristin discuss the value of a support system in foster care and adoption and why it's so critical to your health and well being on the journey.||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Overcome The Devastation Of Losing A Child||Season 1, Episode 7. In this episode we interview Denise Rose, who lost her son on December 24th, 2013. Denise shares the pain they went through and how they are continuing to live life each day in the wake of a devastating tragedy.||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Every Foster Parent Wishes Their Case Manager Knew||Season 1, Episode 6. In this episode we talk through 10 things foster parents wish their case manager knew about their life and the children they are caring for.||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Truth About Adopting Children Who Are HIV Positive||Season 1, Episode 5. In this episode we interview Peter and Krista Baughn who adopted two teenage boys internationally from Africa a little more than a year ago. One of their sons is HIV positive. They share with us how often misunderstood and judged...||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Find Freedom From A Devastating Past Of Abuse||Season 1, Episode 4. In this episode we interview Nikka Palmer who grew up bouncing from home to home through foster care. She witnessed first hand, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence. At one point she was even caught in a house...||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning To Live With Your Child's Special Need||Season 1, Episode 3. In today's show Mike sits down with Bruce Humphrey, father of a child diagnosed with autism, to discuss how he learned to live with the reality of his son's special need. Bruce shares openly and honestly how we blamed himself for...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Live A Life Of Compassion And Change The World||Season 1, Episode 2 of The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast. In this episode Mike and Kristin sit down with comedian, author, and Compassion International representative, Tony Wolf to discuss what a life lived with compassion really looks like and...||11/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Really Find Rest On The Weary Road of Parenting?||Season 1, Episode 1||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
An awesome resource for exhausted parents!
Are you tired? Rundown? Feel like you're doing it all on your own? Then this is the podcast for you. I'm not an adoptive or foster parent, but I am so encouraged by these parents! Because I AM an exhausted parent. We have 3 children with one on the way. That's why I listen to podcasts. Does anyone have time to read, anymore?! Thank you, Mike and Kristin, for being honest about the struggle of parenting. It's so encouraging to know we're not alone (or doing it wrong).
2 Kids--No excuses!
The Berrys have a big, busy family. I appreciate their honesty. If they can find sanity, so can I!
GREAT RESOURCE FOR PARENTS 🙌
This podcast is excellent. As a foster and adoptive parent I find the content here excellent and easy to apply to my own life.