Weekend Reading | Feb. 27.

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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.

Neurofeedback: Balancing Brains — Children — Impacted by Early Traumatic Experiences

Neurofeedback is a promising therapy that can help the brain recover from early hurts. Neurofeedback improves mood regulation, focus, attention, attachment, moral development learning, memory, sleep, executive functions and more!

I Used to Be Important (A New Year’s Reflection)

Very few people respect what I do now (and even though no one knows what I do, I’m unlikely to tell anyone because its unusually mundane).  We have family members who blame us for “ruining our family” (by adopting our beautiful children).  Many of the people who “supported us” on our adoption journey before our sons came home, changed their minds the minute they realized our children had hurt (and their atypical, special needs were not “attractive”).  Beyond all of that, being a stay-at-home-parent [I hear] can be isolating, but, being a stay-at-home-parent of children with extensive and varying special needs- including the need to have an remarkably predictable life- is more isolating than I could have ever expected.

Attachment Disorder Spectrum

My child has attachment disorder. Maybe yours does too? It is no longer a dirty word in our home, but rather a starting point toward sustained healing. Now that I am able to say that without shame or without feeling like a failure for not being able to completely “cure” her over the course of the last few years, our family has something to work with.

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