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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.
Perhaps an even more compelling reason to acknowledge and accept our children’s perspectives, especially when they differ from ours (which is bound to happen every ten minutes with toddlers), is that it works. It makes parenting much easier. Acknowledging feelings and desires helps to ease challenging behavior. It clears the air, opening up the safe, emotional space children need to feel more cooperative.
The purpose of this post isn’t to bash anyone who has struggled with the challenges that complex trauma and abuse create for parents trying to care for children who’ve found themselves as the victims the dark and unfair side of our world. The purpose of this post is to bring some levity to our responsibility as those who’ve been granted the task of creating an environment for healing and wholeness for our children.
Adoption is a lifelong intergenerational process which unites the triad of birth families, adoptees, and adoptive families forever. Adoption, especially of adolescents, can lead to both great joy and tremendous pain. Recognising the core issues in adoption is one intervention that can assist triad members and professionals working in adoption to better understand each other and the residual effect of the adoption experience.