“Your mind is like a parachute; it only works when it is open.”
Anthony J. D’Angelo

The second letter of the acronym CORE is –  open.  Open refers to being open-mind about new information or possibly old information that you have dismissed.  The term also implies being “open” to possibilities.  In the context of CORE Family Resources, it is all about being open to the process of connecting, being open, relational, and as a result to be empowered and to empower others. 

Being open is what it takes for someone to acknowledge that they may not have all the answers when it comes to parenting, especially parenting foster/adopt children.  Parenting “children from hard places” requires a person to be compassionate, empathetic,  and love unconditionally.  Of course this should be the modus operandi for all parents!

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