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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
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Welcome to the journey!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Helping the Difficult Child

There are a ton of different theories on attachment parenting and things to do to help the hurting child. You can make up your own mind on what you think is right for your family. I am just posting options here. I have enjoyed two of the books by Nancy Thomas and know people who have had great results with her programs and books with their kids. I know other programs and people who have had great results with them too. So.....

I just got this in the mail and thought I would let you know that this resource is out there and you can check it out!

Helping the Difficult child
How to help children with challenging behaviors and overcome their childhood trauma
Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19, 2011
Salt Lake City Utah
Columbus Community Center
For more information you can check out the web site.
Or you can conteact the organization sponsoring the seminar at finding hope for or
you can get a $15 discount at this blog and sign up.

If this location does not work for you check out the web site and see where others are scheduled for in 2011.
Some of the locations are in AZ, GA, MO, FL, WA, Romania, England.

Attachment Disorder:
Understanding this disorder and the required parenting is vital to provide the unique balance of nurturing and structure that these children must have to heal. I have attempted to pull together resources to help each of you. I hope you can attend a seminar so we can share face to face. Hearing the way things are said to the children has helped many parents to avoid becoming "cold enforcers" and to become warm empowerers! The WAY you do the techniques is important. Remember to keep your eyes filled with love and be a parent they feel safe enough to bond to. Yes, there will be times when you would rather strangle them then hug them. No, they will not feel safe enough to trust and bond to you if they see that in your eyes! We can’t heal their wounded hearts with anger and pain! We must be powerful and loving in a balance to help them heal. They can heal. I have lived with them and watched them blossom into loving, caring human beings.
Keep learning and reaching for more tools to help your child and your family. It is worth the fight for them!

Nancy is a Therapeutic Parenting specialist, has shared her life and home for over 30 years with severely emotionally disturbed children, with RAD, ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s and bipolar. An internationally known presenter, and author, Nancy has trained over twenty five thousand parents and professionals in her powerful parenting methods. Her books, videos and workshops share methods that are helping children to learn to be respectful, responsible and fun to be with in homes across the world.

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