Articles by Parents

We hope you enjoy reading these articles by real parents of kids with attachment disorder!

Sticky Fingers (and we ain’t talking about the Rolling Stones)

December 19th, 2013

It’s pretty common for kids with attachment and trauma problems to include “sticky fingers” , aka, a problem with stealing. So a while ago I asked other parents on Parenting in SPACE to give advice, and what follows is what they said. I hope it is helpful to those of you who may have kids…..

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How to Make Eating Out a Success

October 5th, 2011

Ever find yourself wanting to eat in a restaurant but are sure it will be a disaster?  Want to provide your children with the social experience of eating out, but have nightmares about how it will turn out?  Here are some hints of how to make eating out a success: -Go early so the restaurant…..

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Our Family Vacation: Mom, Dad, Four Kids & RAD

July 12th, 2011

Parent of a Child served by House Calls Counseling A few weeks ago, Wendy asked me to write an article about preparing to take a vacation with my 4 kids, 2 with serious RAD. It is about half way through our vacation, I have the worst headache ever, my 14 year old is cleaning out…..

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An Honest Parent-Child Conversation About Adoption

June 2nd, 2011

Therapeutic mom Christine Moers recently wrote about going through some workbook questions with all three of her children who joined her family via adoption. When she sat with her 14-year-old and posed the question, “If you could sum up your adoption experience in one word, what would it be?” he replied with ZERO hesitation: “Pain.” “WOW,”…..

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Why House Calls Matter

May 1st, 2011

By Irv Kaplan This article was written by my blessed father who, now in his eighties, has embarked on a journey of revelation through writing. When he sent me this piece, and reminded me of the story which I’d heard occasionally throughout my life, it came together for me where I may have gotten the…..

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An Interview with Therapeutic Mom Christine Moers

February 12th, 2011

Christine Moers is a therapeutic mom who is passionate about sharing her experiences to help other caregivers who are struggling to parent a child or children with attachment problems. Through her blog and vlog, Christine uses a delightful mix of candidness (no details spared!), humor, and practical tips that have stood the test of her…..

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A Father’s Story: From My Heart to Yours

September 19th, 2010

By Daniel B. HCC Client and Proud Adoptive Dad To parents of kids with attachment problems: I know things are really hard for you and your kid(s) right now. Please know that it does get better. Your skills will grow, and your child will respond to your love. You may have a child that isn’t…..

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From Chaos to Quality

August 23rd, 2010

From Chaos to Quality Reflections of a Parent of a Child with Attachment Difficulties By the Parent of an HCC client We look for a label, a name or some way to know that we are still sane. These children, their parents, this couple, that family, can no longer maintain. They are all in trouble but…..

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Parenting a Child with Attachment Problems

August 19th, 2010

Some Thoughts on Parenting a Child with Attachment Problems The following reflections were made by a foster parent of a child struggling with Attachment and Trauma-Dysregulation (also known as Reactive Attachment Disorder). We hope his comments will be helpful and hopeful to you. If you’d like to write to him, click here. There is so…..

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