Weekend Reading | Feb. 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.

Study shows adopted kids are stupid and their parents’ efforts are worthless

On behalf of my adopted child and all other adopted children, this Warrior Mama has a few things to say.

Ten Common Myths Surrounding PTSD in Children

However, research has shown that when childen experience medical illness, witness violence, or are abused, it can leave a lasting effect. According to recent studies, fifty to sixty percent of children who experience these traumas early in life may suffer from a form of PTSD, leading to issues in childhood, through adolescence, and even into adulthood.

The Birthday That Was Genuinely “HAPPY”

One of these fun quirks is the tendency for children who have previously experienced trauma to sabotage big events, holidays and other celebratory occasions. ESPECIALLY is the celebratory occasions centers on them. Seems strange at first, I know. Why wouldn’t a child, who possibly never had a birthday celebration, not want to celebrate, receive gifts and breathe in all the love, all the attention? Especially after all the effort I/we put into making today such a special day for her/him! 

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