Children’s Needs: Two to Six Years

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker talks about children’s needs between two years of age and six years of age. The two to six year period also has a theme on our needs chart. That theme is reliability. the There are eight foundational needs listed in the chart. Then there are seven interactive needs. She talks about each and every …

Children’s Needs: Birth to Two Years

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker talks about children’s foundational needs and interactive needs. She gives an overview of children’s needs divided into the five periods of a child’s life, then she goes into more detail about the various needs of a child during the first period, which is from birth to two years of age. — …

ANW 006 | Triggers

Defusing Triggers- Pre And Post Trigger Practices

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker talks about diffusing triggers. She provides suggestions on what you can do before, during and after you find yourself in a place where you are being triggered by the actions or words of your adopted child. She also explains what a trigger is and how you can determine that you are being triggered. — Listen …

ANW 005 | Focus

Focus On The Reason, Not Behavior

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker talks about a quote from Tony Robbins and relates it to being an adoptive parent and how to relate, connect and understand your adopted child better. The quote is: There are three decisions that we all control each moment of our lives. What to focus on, what things mean and what …

ANW 004 | Adopted Child's Behavior

Uncover the Real Reason Behind Your Adopted Child’s Behavior

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker talks about your adopted child’s behavior not being what they sometimes seem to be, the importance of communication and the relationships created through adoption. She also shares how many things in the early life of the child, actually even pre-birth, can have an impact on this. — Listen to the Episode …

ANW 003 - Communicate Better

Communicate Better By Understanding the Four Quadrants of Human Selfs

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker provides an overview of one of the basic concepts that she finds very helpful as an adoptive parent, which is the four quadrants that represent four human selfs. The importance of this in the adopted parent and child relationship is that there is often a thinking disconnect. Understanding these quadrants allows for you as …

ANW 002 - Beyond Adoptions

Beyond Adoptions – Support and Resource for Adoptive Parents

Welcome back to Adopted, Now What? In this episode, Becky Walker shares more information about herself and her background, as well as the company that she founded to provide coaching and support for adoptive parents, Beyond Adoptions. She also talks about communication and how the right resources will help prepare you to understand your adopted child’s behavior better. — Listen to the Episode …

ANW 001 - Adopted, Now What?

Adopted: Now What? – Introduction

Welcome to the very first episode of Adopted, Now What? We are excited to have you and look forward to many value-rich episodes. In this introductory episode, Becky Walker introduces herself as she also talks about her purpose and goals for the podcast and the meaning of the title: Adopted, Now What? She gives a glimpse of her journey as an adoptive parent and her …