Parenting with Nonverbal Communication

By Amber Chesser, MS, LPC, NCC – STARRY Family Engagement Specialist It was 5:30 pm on a weeknight and my family was having a busy evening. I was rushing to finish dinner and quickly get it on the table. All of the sudden I hear from the bathroom someone...

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The Power of Saying YES

Often, my mother and I laugh about the fact that my first word at a young at was “no.” My mom jokes about the irony in my first word and my strong personality in being innovative and doing things my own way, or thinking outside of the box. While we can both agree to...

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Empowered to Connect

Join us on April 13 and 14 for Empowered to Connect, a fantastic TBRI training for foster parents and families! You can RSVP...

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Listen and Obey

By Amber Chesser, MS, LPC, NCC – STARRY’s Foster Care, Northstar  Program My 4-year-old daughters have been struggling with listening and obeying and I have been struggling with frustration. It often happens when they are deep in imaginative play with no...

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Partner Highlight: Alpha Paving and Alpha Roofing

We are so thankful for our amazing community partners and donors who help ensure that every child across Texas has a healthy, forever family. We are excited to introduce you STARRY partner and local business owner Andrew Kim of Alpha Paving and Alpha Roofing! How did...

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ATTUNEMENT

By Jessica Kilpatrick, MA, LPC- STARRY’s Director of Training and Program Development Attunement is a word and a concept that has been fascinating to me for some time now. What does it mean to truly be attuned? How do you learn attunement? How do you teach attunement?...

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Say Cheese!

We all know what it feels like to post something on social media and watch the “likes” spill in. It’s a great feeling, right? We have a need to connect and to be accepted by our family and our peers. We post a cute picture of our adorable kid and then we wait for...

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Flexibility

I was listening to a podcast recently where they were interviewing the author of a book called Pivot. The book is about career changes, but the analogy the author gave for career opportunities applied so well to parenting. She used the idea of a pivot in basketball,...

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