Attachment: What it is and what it isn’t

In the adoption world, “attachment,” “bonding,” and “relationship” tend to be used interchangeably which can really confuse and muddy the conversation around such matters. John Bowlby, an early 20th century psychoanalyst, defined attachment behaviors as a biological, instinctual response to seek safety when threatened by a perceived danger. Attachment does not equal relationship or even bonding ....more

My take on the WRETCHED RAD Video

I had never heard of the WRETCHED Network or Todd Friel before yesterday, but now a video he recorded has gone viral in the adoption community. As anything viral, it evokes strong emotions; However, this video has been rather polarizing. Folks either really identified with it or found it untrue and offensive ....more

Weekend Reading | Feb. 27.

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Neurofeedback: Balancing Brains — Children — Impacted by Early Traumatic Experiences Neurofeedback is a promising therapy that can help the brain recover from early hurts ....more

The High Protein Snack Idea List

Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Stabilizing blood sugar levels in kids from hard places can empower them to have more stable moods and optimal cognitive functioning. High protein snacks and a glass of water every 2 hours is a simple way to empower your child. Here are some ideas for high-protein snacks: Nut butters on apples, crackers, or veggie sticks ....more

Laundry Detox

This post contains affiliate links. Why stop at laundry balls? We also use safe, natural products in our washing machine ....more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 19

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Weighted Wool Laundry Balls

This post contains affiliate links. I successfully detoxed my shower routine. Onto laundry ....more

Weekend Reading | Feb. 20

Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from his Mom So…I’ve been thinking a lot about these...more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 18

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Ask PWC | Constant Questions and Chatter

How do you handle the kid who is constantly talking to you and tends to ask the same questions repeatedly? Image courtesy of jscreationzs / FreeDigitalPhotos.net First, let’s understand why your child may be doing this. Like so many other maladaptive behaviors, this constant chatter may be how your child’s anxiety is manifesting itself ....more