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The Alphabet Soup of Complex Trauma

The Alphabet Soup of Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is complicated and messy. It also has so many acronyms associated with it that it often feels like we're wading through a bowl of alphabet soup! Trying to make sense of it (and live through it) can be overwhelming, frustrating, and discouraging.  Is it...

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Hope is a verb!

Hope is a verb!

Hope is a verb I've noticed the word “hope” gets tossed around a lot these days. We hope things turn out favorably and of course, we all hope our brain injured or attachment disordered kids will get with the program and become decent, contributing members of society....

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Why Mom’s Attitude Matters!

Why Mom’s Attitude Matters!

It's no secret that the attitude and behavior of children who suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder, Complex PTSD, or other trauma-related problems can have a negative impact on the entire family. What about us as parents, though? Have you ever stopped to wonder,...

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Finding Serenity in Chaos

Finding Serenity in Chaos

Serenity: A state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.  That’s what we all dream of, right? Even the word “serenity” sounds divine. Just hearing or reading that word instinctively makes us want to step back, pause, and take a deep breath. You might have even felt...

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New Year’s Pep Talk

New Year’s Pep Talk

I confess…January is one of my very favorite months of the year. The holiday season has finally been put to rest, life is slowly starting to return to its normal rhythm and pace, and its now its time to breathe, reflect, refresh, and renew. Yet I also know this season...

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The RIGHT ways to help a family heal

The RIGHT ways to help a family heal

Though much of the world may say our families and children are hopeless, I truly believe there IS hope in this journey of parenting kids affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder, complex developmental trauma, and even FASD. No, we may never look like the neighbor's...

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The Truth About Caregiver Burnout

The Truth About Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is one of the top struggles we moms of traumatized kids face. There is a heartbreaking trend happening, though. So many good moms of kids who experienced early childhood trauma incessantly beat themselves up because they’re supposedly “not strong...

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What If I Don’t Like My Child?

What If I Don’t Like My Child?

"But I don't even LIKE THIS KID!!" Admitting to anyone, sometimes including ourselves, that we really don't like our kids can be a scary thing to admit! After all, what kind of parent doesn't like their "precious angel baby" child, right? The truth is it happens to a...

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The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function

The human brain truly is amazing. It is Mother Nature's original supercomputer! The brain is also very susceptible to damage, especially by trauma and fetal alcohol exposure. The effects of trauma on brain function aren't short-lived, either. They last a lifetime and...

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How to Help Others Understand

How to Help Others Understand

'Tis the season! It’s that time of year when we realize summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about sending the little darlings back to school. For some of us, that thought brings great excitement and anticipation. For others, it causes a deep shudder...

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Help the right person first!

Help the right person first!

Did you know that most people are doing things backward when it comes to helping our traumatized kids and family heal?  It's true. They are...even though they are doing the best they can and following everything that logic and conventional wisdom say they should be...

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