Therapeutic Parenting Hacks–Ten One-Minute Tips For Foster and Adoptive Parents

The following therapeutic parenting hacks are designed just for you, tired and wired parents spending a lot of time zigging and zagging to avoid the dreaded Dysregulation Blow-up, Melt-down Blues.  I know that tune. These therapeutic parenting hacks will help.  You gotta play to win though.  Love and a good parenting hack matters. 

These hacks are derived from Ce Eshelman’s own therapeutic experience with adoptive children.  They are also informed by the work of Karyn Purvis and David Cross who wrote the book The Connected Child.  Ce was fortunate to train in Trust-based Relational Intervention by Dr. Purvis before her death in 2016.  Dan Hughes and many other attachment researchers contributed to these concepts, as well.  Enjoy.

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #1

Structure/Nurture

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #2

Keep It Simple

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #3

Connection Over Correction

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #4

Love Bombs

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #5

Trust Blocking

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #6

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #7

What Is Your Story?

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #8

Flipped Lids and Lost Marbles

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #9

Loving Kindness Meditation for Adoptive Parents

Therapeutic Parenting Hack #10

Loving Kindness Metta (Meditation) for Adoptive Parents