Triggers

Now on Sale: What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween

August 1, 2011

Parenting is the most exciting, challenging, rewarding, emotionally taxing, and, hopefully, joyous role you will ever undertake. (I’m sure you have a host of words to describe parenting that I didn’t use…) My new e-guide, What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween, offers a balanced approach to understanding and supporting adolescents who have been adopted […]

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Triggers: Death

May 21, 2011

Adoption has typically been perceived as a one-time event, but we have come to realize that the opposite is true: adoption is life-long. Adoption often impacts life experiences. One of those experiences is death—of pets, of people. In death we do a number of things. We look back, revisiting memories we had with that person […]

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Triggers: Mother’s Day

May 6, 2011

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And, similar to the majority of women, Mother’s Day holds great meaning for me. It is a day I celebrate being a mother. And it is also a day of quiet reflection, for I share Mother’s Day with unknown remarkable women whose invisible features reside in my children’s faces. Mother’s […]

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Triggers: School

September 1, 2010

The new school year heralds a clean slate, an opportunity to address the challenges and build on the successes from the past year(s). But a new school year can also take on added significance, especially if your child is moving into a new section; say from elementary to middle school or changing buildings or schools.  […]

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Triggers

March 25, 2010

An event or situation that causes grieving in the adopted child is known as a trigger. For years, my daughter’s birthday was a trigger for her grief. The weeks leading up to her birthday were filled with immense pain and she spent counteless hours in my arms crying. Other triggers can be:  Mother’s Day First […]

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