Today I received the following note in response to my recent post on the subject of parenting a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). I thought I’d pass it on!
I was moved by your post about the mom with a child with RAD. Please pass along that there is hope! We have a faith-based program in Quincy, IL that yields amazing results. Please send her to our website at www.chaddock.org or have her give me a call as we always have people who are willing to talk who live with RAD every day. We’re also working on a parents guide to developmental trauma and attachment. As soon as it is ready I’ll post it on our website.
Most importantly, please let her know she is not alone and there is hope for these amazing and wonderful children!
My best wishes, Karol
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It is refreshing to find a blog devoted to adoptive/foster mothers. It’s been lonely…
I hear you. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. Do you have a friend or group where you can vent when you need to?
Sometimes we get so caught up trying to help our children, we forget to take care of ourselves. But that’s the only way to be the strong mom your children need you to be! Parenting is not a sprint, but a marathon.
I don’t know if you’re Catholic, but I found that during the hard times going to Adoration can really help. So does exercise. Something to release the aggravation!
You will be in my prayers. Heidi
I am not catholic so I don’t even know what adoration is but it sounds lovely. And I’ve found running and yoga does help a lot as well. Thank you for your encouragement. It truly helps.