We must let go of the myth that perfect parents exist. They don’t. And raising kids who have had trauma means a huge learning curve for us parents — especially if we have parented our bio children okayish with great results.
Traditional parenting is for securely attached children — kids who want to please.
Traditional parenting tends to swoop in and fix the immediate problematic behavior.
We have to change our parenting and accept the fact that it will be different with these kiddos. Lori and Kathleen share some “instead of” parenting suggestions, the IDEAL approach, and some other tips! If you have a kid with a capital letter syndrome — this is for you too! Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!