Monthly Archives: March 2018

What BCLC is NOT!

I have written about BCLC several times because of the misconceptions out there regarding how one parents using the BCLC paradigm. Recently there have been some questions I have been asked, so I wanted to clarify….. What BCLC is NOT: March 2012 1. A kid led fun fest 2. A guide for Wimpy Parent excuses 3. A style of parenting… (more…)

BCLC Creativity

BCLC Creativity 🙂 A little girl who shall remain Unnamed gave me permission to write this. 🙂 Over the last few days, I had noticed our sweet little Noelle’s (all our girl’s middle names are Noelle which means God’s Gift) behavior taking an unpleasant shift. She was being grouchy, only thinking of herself and not others, and just had a… (more…)

How Long Do You Do BCLC?

Written in May 2012. Somebody asked, “How long do you have to do BCLC, before you can parent “Normally”? That is a VERY good question! I think what this person is asking is, “When can I show displeasure or anger at my child’s behavior as I have done with my biological children and not have a back lash effect?” I… (more…)

Communication: A Foreign Language

Written in 2013. Imagine yourself moving to a new country where NOBODY speaks your native language. Television is in another language. You stare at the news commentator and hear all these foreign sounds coming out, and you do not understand ONE THING he is saying! You turn on a cartoon to relax and the very same thing happens. You turn… (more…)

Seven Years Ago part 3

Well, after 14 days in NC at a hotel, with a pool, we flew home. Sweetie had been the perfect guest and was excited to meet her new family. We had many talks during that 2 week period and she began to open up just a little bit about what had happened to her in her short life. I was… (more…)

Seven Years Ago Part 2

Seven Years ago today, I left on an airplane to NC to get Sweetie 4. She was 11 years old, and her life was 11/11ths of total and complete chaos. 🙁 Because we had to leave so suddenly, Mike stayed home with the other girls and I set out on a treck that changed our lives and her life forever.… (more…)

Seven Years Ago

Oh My!!! A LOT has transpired in seven short years! Seven years ago today, we got a call saying, “Remember that little girl we told you about in October? Are you still interested? If so, you need to be in NC tomorrow!” And with that, our prayers were answered, and our lives were changed…. as was the life of our… (more…)

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