Advanced Parenting Blog
By Sarah Owens, LPC
One day, in a therapy session with a mom and a rather precocious 8 year old, we were discussing the six jobs of children. The child, practically a genius, had the jobs memorized before the end of the session. Mom was duly impressed that this child could actually comply...
I attended one of your conferences at Cape Cod. I am a behaviorist working with a child that has RAD. When I came back I presented the information that you gave to his parents, my agency, and the school that I work at. They agreed to allow me to try your techniques. They were...
by Daniel Amen M.D.
The brain is involved in everything we do. Wherever there are human stories the brain is involved. From the impact of war and natural disasters on the brain to drug abuse scandals to courtroom dramas to politics the brain is in the news, and you can read about it here.
by Becky Malecki
Originally published in Fostering Families Today. Used with the permission of the author, Becky Malecki.
While keeping siblings together is important, at times that togetherness can hinder their growth as individuals
I used to be righteous, exclaiming the need to keep...
Years ago in another life I was working as a police officer assigned to criminal investigations. During my tour of duty, I was involved in investigating a Capital Murder case which would carry the death penalty as the punishment. In the course of the investigation, I reported to the...
Las Soluciones del primer ano para Bebes de Riesgo Mayor para el Transtorno del Carino Reactivo
Dedicar en su futuro para:
- Evitar mucha pena
- Tener un hijo quien confia en ti
- Tener un hijo quien respeta a ti
- Tener un hijo quien sabe como amar
Desarrolas una conciencia al hijo para que...
By Diana Rose Frances
Unconditional compassion IS the root of humanizing the traumatized child.
I worked in a small, community-based group home for boys ages 12 – 17 in Denver, CO. This community-based group home had a small, long-term staff that acted as not only guardians and caretakers...
by Christina Thibodeau
It’s sunset. My son, husband, dog, and I are sitting on the floor in our den filled with plants. We humans are holding hands, a candle in a bowl in the center of our circle. We’re sending messages of love and hopes for peace, to our son’s birth mother who...
by Ashley Wainwright (at 15 years old)
Now loving and beautiful on the inside AND the outside because of one
Awesome Mom, one Awesome Dad and one Awesome Attachment Therapist!
I’m sorry for all the times I lost my temper
For the times when I was rude
For all the gifts that were given
by Adam DeHoll (at age 17)
From out of the darkness I came, towards the light of fulfillment
The darkness enveloped me in shame and hostility
The despair made one feel like a blackened rose in a basket of fresh petals
I was a blackened rose that didn’t have feeling or life in it
I was a rose...
Once upon a time, I thought when you had a baby, that they automatically loved you. We brought our beautiful blue-eyed little bundle of joy home. She cried a lot. She had ear infections. She cried day and night and in between. I tried new formulas, different bottles, positions and...
by Mike’s Mom
Mike plays Little League. It is his passion. In the past when things didn’t go well, there have been varying degrees of anger on the field. Last night, he was pitching and did well for the first two batters. Then he got wild. I could see him getting frustrated and...