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Never Got a Chance to be a Kid for mentors for parents for program directors Feb 16, 2022
Many of the kids we work with learned to put their needs last. They are what the clinical world calls "parentified" meaning they had to take care of themselves, their siblings, or sometimes even...
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Don't take away the barn for parents Dec 08, 2021
At Stable Moments we understand that parents are doing their best. We get the struggle of trying to make the right decisions for our kids, and we certainly understand the desire to ensure we...
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Why Horses? for mentors for parents for program directors Sep 21, 2021
Most of us can attest to the fact that animals are healing in nature. Lots of people, who hear about Stable Moments, mention how therapeutic their dog or cat is for them. Although I agree that...
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Now More Than Ever for mentors for parents for program directors Aug 22, 2021
Schools being open is imperative for our country's vulnerable youth.
Roughly 5 million children in the USA experience domestic violence in their own home each year. We know those numbers are...
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What Paper Towels Taught Me About Trauma for mentors for parents for program directors Aug 14, 2021
I used to work with a guy who would, after washing them, shake his hands off in the sink and then wipe them on his pants. I didn’t think much of it at first, but over years of working with...
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Being a Safe Person for mentors for parents for program directors Aug 11, 2021
We've all heard the term "safety first", and especially while working with horses it's an important rule. At Stable Moments safety does comes first, but it goes much deeper than physical safety....
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Getting Clear on Your Calling for mentors for parents for program directors May 15, 2021
How many times have you associated your calling with your career? That's okay, we all have. We are conditioned to. Our society focuses so heavily on the "what do you do," question rather than...
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Dealing with Lying for mentors for parents for program directors Apr 22, 2021
One behavioral response to childhood trauma is lying. Many foster and adoptive parents report lying as being a major problem with their children, and it is important we validate the parents while...
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Everyone Gets an A for mentors for parents for program directors Jul 22, 2020
That's right, every single person that walks onto a Stable Moments property gets an A and guess what, they can't lose their A. It doesn't matter if they're a child, a parent or a mentor, they get...
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Staying "Relationship First" in Isolation for parents for program directors Mar 30, 2020
If you’re like me you have had every thought there is to have about this virus. You have challenged yourself to be positive, help your neighbor, see how you can contribute to our overall...
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3 Common Mistakes Nonprofit Startups Make for mentors for parents for program directors Jan 14, 2020
The attendees who come to the Stable Moments certification trainings are a mixed bag. Some run very successful for profit and/or nonprofit businesses, others are staff at a smaller facility and...
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Why We Don't Pray for Them for mentors for parents for program directors Jan 06, 2020
You may think this is obvious, especially if you have no religious affiliation at your program but tons of nonprofits have a faith based agenda and a mission founded on spreading the love of God....
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