Over the years of talking with and listening to hundreds of adoptive parents, I’ve noticed that most parenting styles fall into two basic categories: TRADITIONAL PARENTING: Parenting focused on trying to gain control over challenging behaviors; parents often feel like Continue reading Traditional, or Trauma-Informed?
WHAT KIDS WITH TRAUMA NEED IN SCHOOL: A heartfelt letter to the teachers, counselors, principals, and other educators working with my child with Complex Developmental Trauma By Sandi Lerman ______________________________________ Dear educators, Thank you so much for teaching my child. Continue reading What Kids with Trauma Need in School
My adoption journey has had a common theme from the beginning to now… from the time I decided to become a mom, to the four years of paperwork and international bureaucracy that kept me from bringing my child home, to Continue reading Have faith… and wait.
It seems I’m on an roll this week with emails. Just composed another missive to a very old-school (read: uncooperative) teacher who just doesn’t get it AT ALL. We finally had a big ol’ IEP meeting and added individualized language Continue reading Letter to School Re: Homework
It has been nearly a year since the last time I posted on the blog, but I’m back. I am Warrior Mama, hear me roar! 😉 I just wrote a passionate email to all the teachers and other staff working Continue reading Warrior Mama Rant
I’ve been hanging out it groups for Adoptive Parents for a few years now, and I have learned so much from other Warrior Mamas and Papas along this journey to hearing my son’s heart. It has been a long, slow Continue reading For the weary Warrior Mama
On behalf of my adopted child and all other adopted children, this Warrior Mama has a few things to say. I am extremely disappointed with a recent article from The Atlantic based on a study by the Institute for Family Studies that has gone viral Continue reading Study shows adopted kids are stupid and their parents’ efforts are worthless (really??)