Posts Tagged ‘adoption’

Show and Tell? No, please tell and not show!

May 11th, 2016

By Katie Jackson, LCPC Our kids are so good at showing us what they are feeling by yelling, hurting themselves, others or property, or by running away (just to name a few). If only we could get more telling! Verbally expressing their emotions would make it much easier for us to hear, but also help…..

Happier (?) Father’s Day

June 13th, 2014

by Billy Kaplan Father’s Day Those words don’t seem to have the same impact on our adopted children as “Mother’s Day.” Why? I’m not really sure, nor do I think anyone knows. However, I would first speculate that it is clear that at the moment of birth, our children experience a great, and probably traumatic,…..

Happy (?) Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2014

By Billy Kaplan Mother’s Day: two words that send chills down the spines of adoptive mothers the world over. Years ago one mom told me how much she dreaded Mother’s Day because every one of the previous celebrations of it were just horrible. The kids sabotaged each and every one. So as I met with…..