Traditional, or Trauma-Informed?

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

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

Study shows adopted kids are stupid and their parents’ efforts are worthless (really??)

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??)