Christmas Santa

Dear Parents,      As Christmas approaches, I would like to offer some things for your consideration that might help your children and you get through the holidays more easily this year. Christmas is stressful for everyone, but especially for children with troubling pasts. It is best to focus on your relationship with your children…

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traumatized children

I am continuing my series about lessons my dad taught me as he was going through the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease with an application to living with traumatized children. Here are a few more of those lessons: Traumatized children need positive reminders “Hi Dad it’s Deb”. Every time that I see Dad I introduce…

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lessons about trauma

Last time I wrote about a few lessons my dad taught me as he was going through the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease with an application to living with traumatized children. Here are a few more of those lessons: Avoiding power struggles with traumatized children “Why do I need to take these pills? I don’t…

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trauma attachment parenting

My dad teaches me about treating attachment and trauma. A few years ago my father and mother lived with us while my dad was going through the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Here are two of the lessons I vividly remember, I hope it helps parents as they work with traumatized children. I took my…

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equine-assisted therapy

Have you tried talking to a therapist but don’t feel it’s helping? Are you someone who connects more by doing than speaking? If the answer is yes, then maybe equine-assisted therapy can help you. What is Equine-assisted Therapy? Equine-assisted therapy involves horses to assist clients. By interacting with an animal like a horse, clients can: Observe the horse’s…

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