At the conference I heard from other adoptive families, listened to their stories, and was challenged regarding my parenting style. I have walked away with new techniques and am excited to parent and love my children. I am now on the 2nd day of not raising my voice to get my childrens attention and it feels so much more calm around here. My daughter is showering me with hugs & kisses, the older two are looking me in the eyes when they want to ask for something they need, and they are just in general loving the new tone we have set in our home.
While it was refreshing to "get away" for the weekend nothing beats the way my heart felt when I was greeted upon my return with hugs and smiles from my children and husband.