Weekend Reading | Sept. 19

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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.

Help for Picky Eaters

A picky eater doesn’t have that ease. Food ignites strong feelings for him. When a food tastes creamy, when two foods touch each other on his plate, or when he sees the color green at mealtime, his feelings flare. And there’s often a matching set of strong feelings, feelings of comfort, attached to the select foods he can tolerate. In other words, rather than being an interesting everyday experience, each food is emotionally charged, with positive and negative poles that are set off by colors, textures, smells, and how it sits on the plate.

I Don’t Want You to Be My Mom

This is probably not the best time for me to write– when I’m a mix of anger and heartbreak.

It can be a toxic combination.

Tears splashing around me as I peck hard on the keyboard.

I’m infuriated by how children are affected by mamas and daddies who don’t do the right things.

Adoptive Parenting: How It’s Different and Why

Adoption is traumatic, and trauma changes brain chemistry. Often there are additional traumatic events that lead up to the need for adoption, and this can significantly impact a child’s abilities and behaviors. The specific behaviors and disorders that can occur as a result of trauma must be understood and addressed so that children can be given the tools to heal and move forward.

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