Upcoming Events

Hello Parents, It has been a while since I posted.  I’ve been busy in the office and out of the office providing training on Therapeutic Parenting, Attachment, and Trauma-Informed Classrooms and Afterschool Programs  Contrary to my own belief system, I cannot do it all and still have time for my own wellness.  Posts had to suffer. This is a quick update for…

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Type A Parenting Begets Stressed Children

Dear Parents: Sometimes we parents are seriously Type A toward our traumatized children.  We are forever working our kids to be better, be focused, be kinder, be organized, be mature, be motivated, be “normal.”  Wha?  Our kids by definition are working as hard as they can to figure out how to feel safe in their own skins in their adoptive families. This…

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When Your Hurt Child “Hates” You

Dear Parents: Things like this are never easy to hear; unfortunately, you are in the designated hot seat to be the target for: I hate you. I hate everything about you. I wish you never adopted me. I want to kill you. I am going to kill you in your sleep. I hate you and I always will.   And…

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A Bite of Mindfulness Everyday

Dear Parents, Mindfulness is the new, old, buzz word.  Still, more and more research is showing that daily mindfulness has a real impact on brains for the good.  Eastern cultures have known these benefits for thousands of years.  Our children from difficult beginnings have very busy brains–like you don’t know that, right? I image you are thinking “No way, Ce, are…

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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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