Weekend Wandering 4.16.16

puget sound(wandering along Puget Sound)

Enjoy some of our favorite recent internet wanderings.

5 Ways to Stop Taking Attachment Disorder Personally from Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Often we are ashamed to admit that our child is not attaching to us. We may feel judgment from others who do not understand the cycle of bonding or the lengths we are going through to repair years of past damage and trauma.

7 Parenting Truths: Do What is Right, Not What is Easy from We Are That Family

Kids want what they want and they are banking on the fact that if they push and press us enough, we might just give it to them or give in to them. It’s exhausting. But when we stand our ground and choose the harder road, we show our kids we love them and we are teaching them 7 very valuable truths.

Be the Boss of You from The Art of Simple

This still continues all the time in my life. The kids are in bed, the kitchen is a mess from dinner, and I wonder where the grownup is who wouldn’t mind cleaning it for me. Bills come, and no one but Kyle or me can pay them on time. If I want to progress in my work, I have to—well, do the work.

Listen to How This Teacher Talks to His Students

After a few weeks of this practice, my students started complimenting one another consistently.  They praise each other for accomplishments as if it was their own.;

Lisa’s weekend read: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy

I’ve heard so many good things about this book and can’t wait to get started.

Have a great weekend, friends!

With hope and gratitude,
Lisa and Jennifer

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

1 Comment

  1. Joy Headrick
    April 16, 2016

    This was good. Love everything you post and read all of it. You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.


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