January 22, 2018

Wimpy Mom

I have thought that after all this time in working with attachment disorder in children that I was fairly straight forward and lovingly strict. Wrong! My adopted children have shown me that I am a wimpy, frightened mom. You see last week, I took one of my sweetums to a week of respite therapy. It […]

What is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

What is Attachment? In order to understand exactly what Reactive Attachment Disorder (or just Attachment Disorder) is, first we need to explain what attachment is. Attachment in this defined in Wikipedia as “an emotional connection. Attachment involves being dependent on someone for something: emotional, mental or physical.” When we’re talking about attachment on this site, […]

Total Transformation Reviews

If you’ve been looking for Total Transformation Reviews on the internet, you’ve stumbled across the right site. Quite often, the people that review products don’t actually use the product, they’ll just listen to the CD’s or read the book, and write a review based on their feelings whether the product will work or not. This […]

Does The Total Transformation Really Work?

One of the questions that quite often gets asked when people come to this website is does Total Transformation really work? They want to know many different individual’s opinions on the program when they don’t have anything to gain or lose from reviewing it. (Click here to see a sample of the type of training you’ll find […]

Can “Scared Straight” Work on a Daily Basis?

Remember the program that we saw as teens called “Scared Straight”? It was about teenagers who were in juvenile detention that had meetings with adults currently in the prison system. The adult prisoners minced no words in explaining how they had wasted their lives and how these teens were wasting theirs too. And they used […]

Out of Control Kids: Is this Normal?

One of the questions every parent asks when their children become teens (and start acting like teens) is “is this normal teen behavior or are they out of control kids?” So the best place to start to answer this question would be to determine a basic list of “normal” behaviors. “Normal” Acting moody and secretive […]

A Different Way to Look at Tough Love

A new added definition for tough love has taken form in our household. My 16 year old daughter has always danced to her own music. So when she asked and asked to have a nose piercing, it was no great surprise. We had been saying no to tattoos and piercing for over 4 years. However, […]

Problem Children – Parents are the Solution Not the Problem

Parents of problem children are often perceived as being the problem—or that they’ve created their “problem children”. This is not normally the case. These parents need training, not blame. Are family members, maybe your kid’s teachers, and even counselors blaming you for your problem child’s acting out behavior? This leaves parents feeling trapped, isolated, and […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: How to Say No Without Saying No

Children with oppositional defiant disorder are not so good at handling the word no. They hear  “If I’m not in control, bad things happen. When bad things are happening around me, the only way I can survive is by being in control.” For oppositional defiant disorder children being out of control is the worst thing […]

Teen Behavior – Setting Limits

Parents need to set limits with their kids of all ages. When they’re young, that’s not so tough. It’s easy to keep a toddler from touching the stove, or running out in the street. As they get older, especially into their teen years, it becomes harder and harder. Not only do the limits need to […]

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