Non-Traditional Adoptive Parents – Section 1

Years ago, I watched a PBS program about new books and the authors. I can still remember that day so vividly. The weather was cloudy and I was bored with the basketball games running on the regular TV stations. It was a Saturday in the middle of January. The author of the book They CameContinue reading “Non-Traditional Adoptive Parents – Section 1”

Anyone Here Experiencing Burnout with R.A.D.?

I just heard a song that I feel says it all for me today. “Stop the World and Let Me Off!” With everything going on in the world, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), seems like such a minor thing. For families dealing with their children with RAD and associated behaviors, their world is a day-to-day existenceContinue reading “Anyone Here Experiencing Burnout with R.A.D.?”

If Only I Were Younger!

I wish at times that I were younger. Every time I work with a family who says they can’t parent their child any longer because of their child’s sexualized behaviors, I want to yell, “Send ‘em my way!” These children are just children that an adult or an older child has sexually traumatized. These kidsContinue reading “If Only I Were Younger!”

Are you ready to learn more about Reactive Attachment Disorder?

In just a few days, when my brain and computer work together, I’m going to be launching the first part of my on-line course called: “Opening the Eyes of Professionals to The Realities of Reactive Attention Disorder in Children” A Course for Physicians, Social Workers, Teachers, Police, Judges, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists This course is reallyContinue reading “Are you ready to learn more about Reactive Attachment Disorder?”

Role Model Therapy

Today I’ve invited JENNY DEW to be my guest and post about a unique therapy for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder that she and her husband used for her two kids with RAD. Thank you, Jenny. Explanation for Role Model Therapy I had a few people ask me about how I talked my therapist intoContinue reading “Role Model Therapy”

Reactive Attachment Disorder (R.A.D.) Course

Help needed! I’m creating an online course about R.A.D. I’m looking for 20 people to do a quick 15 to 20 minutes of market research interview on the phone.  If you are willing to get on the phone with me to do this quick market research, please email me at Much appreciation in advance.Continue reading “Reactive Attachment Disorder (R.A.D.) Course”

What Happens When You Have to Interact with DSS?

If there were one group of people that should help families in distress it should be someone from the Department of Social Services in your state. RIGHT? Yeah right!!! I know. The sad stories of adoptive families who reach out for help, show they get kicked in the teeth with disbelief, blame and threats. Yep,Continue reading “What Happens When You Have to Interact with DSS?”

Are You Interested in Adopting a Child with R.A.D.?

Why adopt a child with RAD? Do you like older children? Do you enjoy being able to have a meaningful conversation with a child? Older kids often really appreciate being treated like an equal, but still need direction. Are you ready for the ride of your life? RAD kids will take you where no oneContinue reading “Are You Interested in Adopting a Child with R.A.D.?”

What Makes Families of R.A.D. Kids Crazy?

There are some specific things people who want to adopt children from other countries or the US Foster Care systems need to consider. These are all those unknown things that can be major triggers. Have you heard the saying “Never adopt out of birth order?” What that means is if you have other children inContinue reading “What Makes Families of R.A.D. Kids Crazy?”

A New Addition to the Alphabet Soup!

New Research: In May and the first part of June this year, I read many research articles on Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). What can I tell you who are parents of children with RAD? Probably nothing new. However, I recently read a couple of articles that suggest a better diagnosis for children with RAD isContinue reading “A New Addition to the Alphabet Soup!”

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