Parenting trauma is a totally different way of parenting. Basically, you have to throw out what you know about parenting (which is probably how you were parented), and become “child-centered” in your approach to parenting your traumatized child. What does this mean? Here’s an example […]

How Parenting Trauma Differently Can Turn Into Special Moments

Rocking your child helps with attachment.
Five years ago, I was struggling with parenting our demanding, hyperactive toddler we had adopted from foster care. I stumbled upon a blog post that first introduced me to the concept of attachment therapies for adoptive families. {That blog post, The Rockin’ Mama Challenge, was […]

Join the #RocktoberLove Challenge to Bond with your Child

80 percent of abused children have disorganized attachment.
Before becoming a parent, a person should understand the four attachment parenting types. Specifically, foster parents should study the disorganized attachment style. Why? Because 80% of abused children come from a home with a disorganized attachment style – an attachment based on FEAR. (Parenting from the […]

How Can Attachment Become So Disorganized?