Lessons from my Dad

elderly man

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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Healing from emotional trauma

A Metaphor of Healing from emotional trauma   Therapy dog, Tuppence, provided a metaphor for healing from emotional trauma. Sometimes parents have to do things kids don’t like in order to help them heal from their emotional trauma. My therapy dog, Tuppence, recently required stiches in her eyelid. As a consequence she has been required…

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