All Blog Posts Tagged 'attachment' (26)

Breastfeeding Awareness Month - Weaning with Love

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Breastfeeding Awareness Month is here! As I found via the Blogging Mama's Network, A Mama Collective is hosting a link-up for the occasion. For my Breastfeeding Awareness Month post, I know I could go on and…
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Added by Danialle Birdwell on August 15, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Create a Well Disciplined Child From the Start

A mother begins a connection with her baby, while he or she is in the womb.  Any mother who has had a child can explain, that carrying a child is an amazing feeling.  Those first few kicks, jabs, punches, to getting hiccups several times a day, and those nights where you can’t get comfortable.  Once you have the baby, the real job as a parent begins.  This tiny human being is dependent on mom and dad to fulfill all of their needs.

Learn how to create a well…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 4, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Losing Sleep Over New Co-Sleeping Study

A new study has found that women who co-sleep with their babies are possibly more prone to stress than those who don't.

I co-slept with both of my kids, and I could not disagree more.

According to a Fox News article, "Breastfeeding and co-sleeping with baby affects mom's welfare," the study followed 195 women in a Chicago suburb for six months…

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Added by Momniscient on November 17, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Bucketful 'O Feelings

Emotions and feelings shouldn’t be a hard thing, although ask any man in an all-female household and he will tell you he is screwed when it comes to feelings and emotions.

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Added by Lanita Moss on November 1, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

Mothers and Daughters

Sometimes I wonder if I am screwing up my kids or if they are screwing up me.  A part of me has always thought that somehow my mother’s issues became my issues, and as hard as I try not to be like my mother…I’ve become my mother.  Frankly, I think mothers are the reason therapists have…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

RADish Hugs

Radishes really can’t hug, but then neither can RADishes.

Reactive Attachment Disorder is a disorder of relationships, so it isn’t surprising that children with RAD aren’t warm and fuzzy huggers.  I never really noticed this with my daughters.  I am a hugger, so I was always hugging them.  I didn’t…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 13, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

Healing Hands of a Sister

You can never truly understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  I don’t know what it’s like to be adopted, or to be given up at birth, and I don’t know what it’s like to have reactive attachment disorder (RAD).

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Two More Days...But Who's Counting?

Two more days until the girls go back to school.  Less than 48 hours in a summer that hasn’t been very much fun. 

It has been the summer of RADishes, a three month struggle to help our daughters maneuver through the trials of reactive attachment disorder.  At times, it has been a nightmare.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 15, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Courage to be Angry

Our household has been a difficult place to be lately.  Like most parents, I am struggling to keep boredom at bay, without sacrificing every moment of my day to my children.

But, the summertime boredom blues is not what is making this summer so hard.  My daughter, Hunter, is in the process of turning our family inside out.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on July 25, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Kind of Like Groundhog's Day

I've been telling my husband lately that my life is a lot like Groundhog's Day.



Monotonous. Yes. But I'm actually the one choosing to shape it that way, since it keeps everything flowing smoothly and sanely here.



My personal Groundhog's Day is complete with:

* Anticipating hunger by pre-preparing snacks.

* Thinking of meals in as far advance as I can stand, so I don't end up in a hot…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 7, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

What I Want for my Children

Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!



Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.



And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites.



Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward.



Yes, having children who are ages 1, 3 and 5 can be challenging. But…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 2, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

All Alone (Part 1)

It's storming outside tonight. Again.



I'm craving sunshine. Yes. This rain-loving, born-in-San-Diegan wants warmth from the sun and natural, bright light.



But, it is still May. One more day anyhow. And another shower can't be bad for the rainforest that surrounds us here. So, I'll just write about last night. When it wasn't raining. When it was surprisingly cold out and the sun was setting beyond the forest's edge.



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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.



And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls.



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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 12, 2011 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Tilting at Windmills

 

The hardest thing about being a parent of special needs children is…

Wow, I can’t tell you what the hardest thing is because it keeps changing. When it was just Elliott with her RAD, there was a small chance I could keep all the balls in the air. I had a fairly good handle on her current issues and how she was handling them. She has made great progress over the last 10 months, but she still has her moments.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 2, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

Attachment Parenting or CIO?

Before becoming a parent I researched several different parenting styles. I wanted obviously to provide my child with a nurturing loving atmosphere. The parenting style that seemed right at the time for us was attachment style parenting. I chose that method because I wanted to have this unbreakable bond with my child. I wanted my child to know that I was there for whatever he needed...… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on January 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Can Mommy Pee in Private, Please! ~ Mom Blog ~

Yesterday I was telling my husband that I don't ever remember our other two kids being so connected to me as a baby, as in connected at the hip. Of course they loved their 'Mommy' still do as teenagers, but have funny ways of showing it and wanted to be with me, but this is a bit different.



With Hudson, if I stand up and attempt to walk out of the room, I have a whining combat crawler right behind me. It's quite pitiful, to say the least.… Continue

Added by Molly on November 3, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Here We Go Again

I was originally going to write a post entitled A Change is in the Air, about Elliott and how well she is doing with her RAD therapy. We have spent the last 18 months meeting with a therapist, changing the way we parent, turning… Continue

Added by Lanita Moss on October 20, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Modeling Imperfection

Today one thing is on my mind. It’s about all of the unintentional modeling we do. The modeling of imperfection. The modeling of poor parenting. The modeling of rushed decisions.

2010-08-17 - Tuesday Thoughts - Modeling Imperfection

When I think about the parent I strive to be, it doesn’t usually include many flaws or mistakes. It’s a…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 17, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Fearing Failure

I’ve had to do some hard things in my life; I listened on the phone as my doctor told me I had breast cancer, then somehow managed to catch a flight from San Francisco to New York to be at my breast surgeon’s office the next morning; I’ve buried a husband…scattered his ashes in the ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia; I’ve flown to Russia… Continue

Added by Lanita Moss on July 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

It Takes a Village

My daughter has Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). She has it because she spent the first nine months of her life in a Russian orphanage.yes""> It wasn’t caused by anything she did, she just didn’t get the love, attachment and bonding that she needed as an infant. And then I adopted her. Unfortunately, as a grieving widow, I

really didn’t have the emotional surplus to give to her, to help her bond and

rebuild her broken brain.…

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Added by Lanita Moss on May 19, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

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