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On Being Mean

Parents are human, and sometimes humans are mean.  In the same way we would look underneath the behavior of our children for the cause, the root, or the trigger that fueled the negative reaction, parents need to do the same thing for themselves. 695 more words

Parenting Adopted Children

"Understanding Why Adoptees Are At Higher Risk For Suicide"

Talking about suicide is hard and uncomfortable. Talking about it in connection with adoption–which often has much joy but is more complex than people realize–is challenging. 322 more words

Adoptees

Be Careful With The Healing Heart of Your Child

When our hurting children start to heal and they have a streak of positive behavior, beware.  YOU and your child are in very different places.  391 more words

Parenting Adopted Children

Another Adoptee Suicide: Unspeakable Pain

This week I heard about the death by suicide of a young Ethiopian adoptee, reported by his US family to be about 12 years old, living in America since 2013. 289 more words

Adoptees

Mea Culpa

My blogs have been irregular for the past few weeks.  Mea culpa, I am sick with a common cold and in a work/bed/work/bed cycle. How a cold can take me down when my kids cannot is a mystery to me.   539 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children

Let The Super Sleuthing Begin

What YOU can know for sure is that your child is from difficult beginnings.  Adoption alone makes this so.  The question I have for you is this: Are YOU from difficult beginnings, too? 491 more words

Parenting Attachment Challenged Children