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Dear Parents, I have been giving one to two all day trainings each month in Northern California since October, 2016.  Probably because I published a book.  Before the book, I trained therapists, social workers, and parents about four times a year outside my office and six times a year in my office. Trust-based Therapeutic Intervention Here is the shocking thing.  Every…

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Therapeutic Parenting Hack #7 – What Is Your Story?

Dear Parents, This is Therapeutic Parenting Hack #7 – What Is Your Story?–the seventh of 10 1-minute Therapeutic Parenting Tips for parents of children from difficult beginnings of maltreatment and abandonment.  Enjoy. Love Matters, Ce If you are going to the upcoming  Trust-based Therapeutic Parenting course, sign up here.  April 1, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.  Childcare provided for an extra fee….

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My Head Loves Shark Music–NOT!

Dear Parents, I enjoy this animation because I am very familiar with my internal Shark Music!  How about you?   Love matters, Ce   If you are going to the upcoming  Trust-based Therapeutic Parenting course sign up here.  April 1, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.  Childcare provided for an extra fee.  This course can be paid for by CALVCP if you are already…

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Utilitarian Parenting Will Not Get The Job Done–Healing A Broken Heart

Dear Parents, Beware the trap of meeting all your child’s needs but one–loving engagement. If you don’t have loving engagement to give, then spare yourself from adopting a child from difficult beginnings or raising any child for that matter. Structure is a very important part of therapeutic parenting, though it in no way singularly heals the broken, fearful, traumatized heart…

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Fear Is the Enemy of a Child’s Brain

Dear Parents, Creating “felt safety” is the supreme goal for a therapeutic parent of attachment challenged, traumatized children.  The problem is how to do it. Your task is to be safe for the brain of your child who lives very close to the edge of survival every day.  All that hypervigilance and attention to things that are none of your…

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