High road parenting requires skills. What are those?
- Ability to acknowledge your own feelings.
- Keeping the big picture in the foreground at all times–your child is developmentally delayed due to trauma.
- Facility with regulation techniques for yourself and your child.
- Patience to wait until your child is regulated before speaking.
- Patience to wait until you are regulated before speaking.
- Knowledge of therapeutic parenting practices.
- Consciously accessing respite, rest and relaxation on a regular basis.
- Willingness to forgive yourself when you drive off the high road into a ditch.
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
The Attach Place provides a monthly, no fee Trust-based Adoptive Parent Support Group in Sacramento, every 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next group is Octorber 14th at a NEW time–5:30pm.Come join us. Online RSVP each month required especially if you need child care.
The Attach Place offers a 10-hr. Trust-based Parenting Course every other month. Our next course dates are October 10th and 24th. Child care provided for an extra fee. Sign-up by calling 916-403-0588 x1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When you fall off the high road into a ditch, take your foot off of the gas.