Insecurity Needs Your Secure Connection

Dear Parents, It’s a fact.  Our children from difficult beginnings have a bucket of need they carry around with them in their hearts.  It may seem like a bottomless bucket, and your own bucket is getting on the empty side trying to fill it up.  When it feels like that, take heed.  You need to get your own bucket filled…

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When I First Adopted, I Wish…

Dear Parents, I read an article today from Adoptive Families that stimulated my own thinking.  I am pretty sure this is summed up in my book, but here is the short version. When I first adopted my children, I wish… …I knew that therapeutic parenting was a thing and that I had read two books in particular:  The Connected Child…

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Nowhere But Up From Here

Dear Parents, I wrote some of this in response to another parent whom I love dearly but could not really help in the end.  This morning on my walk (yes, I do walk 5 miles a day these days) I was thinking about her and me and you. Every Parent’s Struggle I believe your struggle is my struggle, is every…

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Day After Daddy’s Day Hangover

Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well after the kid overdose on Father’s Day.  Dads, I hope you got good and celebrated and you are spending today nursing your kid hangover.  What will you do for yourself today?  That is always the question.  If you aren’t taking care of yourself at least half as much as you are caring…

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Register Today: Webinar to Support Adoptive Parents

Dear Parents: Reminder, if you are thinking about signing up for the upcoming webinar, get registered while the price is right.  The early registration fee for the 6-week course is $149.00. After July 1, 2017, the fee will be $199.00.  The beauty of a webinar is that you can attend from anywhere: home in your jammies, while on vacation, at…

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