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When the Going Gets Tough…

When the Going Gets Tough…

Above all else, seek a therapist competent in adoption.

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Healing Wounds and Leaving the Past Behind

Healing Wounds and Leaving the Past Behind

Through healing herself, one adoptive mom learns how to heal her daughter.

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Mindful Parenting to Heal Our Children

Mindful Parenting to Heal Our Children

Holt’s director of clinical services shares her thoughts on the story “Healing Wounds and Leaving the Past Behind” — elaborating on the notion that to heal our children, we must first heal ourselves.

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The Henderson kids on Anna’s first day of school, in September 2012. “Anna was so excited,” says Shila. “We actually started her half-day and homeschooled half-day for several months. Anna had lots of catching up to do, and it also helped with attachment.” From Left: Sam, Luke, Qiulan and Anna.

Family Foundations

One adoptive mom shares the lessons she and her husband learned as they helped their children overcome the effects of early trauma.

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Parenting From a Hard Place

Parenting From a Hard Place

Holt’s director of clinical services explains new understandings about trauma and attachment, and the basic elements of parenting children who come “from hard places.”

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One Family, Two Very Different Adoptions

One Family, Two Very Different Adoptions

One Holt adoptive mom discusses  how she and her husband learned to parent their two children differently, based on their unique needs.

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Anandi in her favorite pink cowboy boots

Bringer of Joy

While the Marran family teaches their daughter Anandi about appropriate boundaries, she teaches them about unbridled joy.

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Playing From The Heart

Playing From The Heart

After a two-year struggle with anxious attachment, Holt adoptive mom Lisa Fisher began play therapy with her daughter BaiYu – helping them both learn coping skills, and bringing out the fantastic, caring daughter and sister BaiYu is today.

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A Different Kind of “Mother’s Day” Story

A Different Kind of “Mother’s Day” Story

  Attachment: Let’s just cut to the chase

by × March 28, 2013 × 1 comment