Monthly Archives: September 2014

Is It What You Expected?


From a blog post on April 2, 2009: “Someone asked me last night if this is worse than we expected, even though we researched our kids’ issues and went in with our eyes as wide open as possible to parenting reactive attachment disorder. There is no way to answer something like that without living it. Training is training, but the gross stuff is much more gross when you’re dealing with it directly. The behaviors are much more exhausting in real […]

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Mindfulness Songs for Kids


I have created a YouTube playlist with many positive, uplifting songs for kids. I want to start with a new favorite: “Precious Human Life.” The embedded video below will continue to stream the entire playlist. Listen to these with your kids. Have them on in the background to get the day started right.

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We’re Learning How to Love Each Other


Rewritten from original post on July 28, 2010 Many mothers who are parenting children from the hard places carry around a massive amount of guilt. They feel guilty that sometimes they don’t want to be around their child. They have no loving feelings for them. They pull away from a hug or touch just as much as their child. They know that the bonding stuff is the medicine their child so desperately needs, but the thought of doing it makes […]

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