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A Little Bit Emo

A little bit Emo is not to be confused with a little bit Elmo.  My son told me that he and his girlfriend are “a little bit Emo.”  I thought I knew what he was saying, but it is always a good idea for me to check my reality against his.   238 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children

Moving From TV Shows to Legislative Reforms in International Adoption

TV shows and media reports often create a big emotional response with calls to action. The recent Dan Rather show “Unwanted in America” is no exception. 1,147 more words

Adoptees

A Convergence of Concern Around Seattle's Ethiopian Adoptees

The recent Dan Rather AXS TV show, “Unwanted in America: The Shameful Side of International Adoption” has evoked two main impulses. One is to help the adoptees featured, who have been re-homed and/or thrown out of their adoptive homes. 566 more words

Adoptees

Parenting Trials

I haven’t been in much of a writing mood lately, which is admittedly odd for me.  I’ve had a lot on my mind and heart but really, no desire to try to put words around it.   1,347 more words

Adoption

The DNA Double Standard

Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine | November 11, 2014

In a recent article, CNN reports that an estimated 5 million children around the world have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies, including invitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. 773 more words

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Practice Regulation

Attachment breach and abuse in the first two years of life almost always instills an inability to self-regulate emotions in a child. Providing emotion regulation is one of the fundamental functions of a mother or caregiver for a newborn baby.   290 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children

Milestones

If your child is healing from Complex Developmental Trauma, ticking off milestones is a little bit foreign.  We know what two steps forward, three steps back feels like.   221 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children