Push Back Against the Social Machine: Confront Your Inner Sheeple

Dear Parents, If you frequent The Attach Place much, you know I am single-handedly on a crusade to significantly reduce the use of screens with children from any kind of beginnings, difficult or otherwise. This is in no way an attempt at shaming you for using screens or allowing your children to have screens.  We are all frogs in the…

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Parenting Children Is A Character Builder, For Sure

Dear Parents, My friend and colleague, Jennifer Olden, LMFT, told me she learned this stuff from me, but she flatters me.  Anyway, she is also one of my writing partners, so I get to read some of her stuff once in awhile.  Today, I received this little essay about parenting her perfectly attached, trauma-free, biological children.  Reminded me, parenting is…

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CAFA CAMP Registration–Reserve Your Spot Now

Dear Parents, Check this FREE CA CAFA Family Camp out.  You need this more than you realize.  Register today. Love and Fun Matter, Ce Upcoming Events Calendar and Other Things in Sacramento… NEW DATE: Trust-based Therapeutic Parenting Class for Parents of Children from Difficult Beginnings by Ce Eshelman, LMFT will be held on February 17th, 2018 from 9am to 4pm.  Register…

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Skills Groups for Children from Difficult Beginnings

Dear Parents, We at The Attach Place are excited that our upcoming 5-week Friendship Social Skills Improv Groups for 5-7 year-olds are beginning this week. Our children need bite-sized opportunities to practice friendship skills because they do not have the ease of relationship making and keeping hardwired in. As a matter of fact, they have relationship breaking and damaging hardwired…

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Therapeutic Parenting Primer: 20 Tips for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Dear Parents, You might have seen this little primer before on this blog; and, you might have missed it.  It is a quick review to help you get your therapeutic parenting head screwed on right today.  Some days it isn’t so easy to remember the basics.  Here they are: (It is easiest to download this Google Drive iBook, as it opens…

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