Trajectories Of Their Own

Hello Parents, We work so hard to impact that early wiring in the brains of our children from difficult beginnings.  Maybe too hard sometimes, because our children have trajectories of their own.  We do our best.  They do their best.  The rest is up to the Universe. We Are Not In Control I do not say this lightly.  I say…

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One Wish

Dear Parents, I woke up early ready for work, but even I have no clients at 1:30 in the morning. This has given me plenty of time floating around in the realm of “If wishes were horses…”.  I rather pride myself on living without regrets.  I try always to choose my path, even when the Universe deals me a different…

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Throwing in the Towel

Dear Parents, Sometimes I wonder where cliches come from.  Usually, I know what they mean, but I am not always sure from whence they sprang; hence the title.  Does throwing in the towel have something to do with surrendering in war?  Boxing maybe?  Mama Google says the latter, “When a boxer is too beat up to continue, his coach throws…

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Get Your Own Complex Developmental Trauma Symptom List

Hello Parents, While many of you are well-versed in the symptoms of Complex Developmental Trama, I’ve been getting a number of calls lately from parents and therapists asking me questions like: “Is this behavior normal?” “Is this reactive attachment disorder?” “What is this?  Part of normal development or something else?” If you have questions about some of the things you…

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The Little Things

Dear Parents, Yesterday, my son–now 22 years old and living nearby in a supportive housing program for people with mental health issues–texted me this: “Mom can I git dentst?”  I texted back, “Yes, call the dentist office on the corner near your house.”  He responded, “K, wel, I thnking I go out for a walkng and jus goin, cus  I not…

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