August 22, 2017

Respite Care for Adopted Children

Continuing on the Adoption: Let’s Be Honest series, I wanted to talk about respite care for adopted children. This is a hard subject for some mostly because it feels like defeat when we need to ask for a break. But we do sometimes need a break if we have children that are struggling with attachment […]

Stop Arguing With Me!

Hi All – Teenagers love to argue don’t they? They like to say they are discussing, but we know what’s going on. Why? Because we were teenagers once. Oh but don’t tell them that because they think that this time and space is unique only to them and we are clueless of what they are […]

Struggling with Kids Homework

School’s back in session. This brings cheers and groans from parents. The groans are for the struggling with kids homework. The cheers are for much needed breathing space from said kids! I have an idea! Let’s change things up. Click like below if you are on board! No more hassles over the homework! Done – finished, […]

You Can Get The Total Transformation Program Free

Snapshot of your life: It has been determined that your child has oppositional defiant disorder issues. After the initial shock and confusion, you started researching just what this was. The results of the research proved that you no longer have to struggle with your child’s behavioral difficulties. There is help and the Total Transformation program […]

Personal Hygiene for Teenagers

“My teenager stinks”. Greasy hair, dirty teeth, smelly body odor, YUCK! In talking to other parents, it sometimes seems personal hygiene for teenagers ranks right up there with drug and alcohol use. Most of us feel like their unkempt appearance is a direct reflection of our parenting abilities. What is a parent to do? Relax 1st. […]

What Is Going on Inside A Reactive Attachment Disorder Child’s Mind – An Insider’s Look

My son came home from school heartbroken today – his girlfriend broke up with him (via a friend based on what something another boy said supposedly!). He was crying buckets which was hard enough. But what was even harder was he wouldn’t talk to us. No that is an understatement, he yelled at us that […]

2 Things to Remember with Your RADish (Reactive Attachment Disorder)

I don’t know if I am the only one, but my Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) daughter blindsides me on a semi-regular basis. Now I know you must be thinking, “Will she ever learn?” but I am the eternal optimist. Or maybe just get caught up in the break from the fight? I am also a […]

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, […]

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