When my twins were five, our extended season of crisis came to a slow and terrible climax. I was working a side business like my life depended on it, weakly attempting to homeschool five kids, and struggling through several meltdowns per hour from my girls. I was exhausted all the time and felt stuck and […]
Helping foster and adoptive parents process their shame.
What to do when you’ve messed up with your foster or adoptive child. Parenting children with traumatic backgrounds, was more difficult than I ever dreamed. I’ve been depressed, exhausted, defeated, misunderstood, and on anxious alert for fear of the next meltdown. Raising a bunch of kids close in age with various special needs hasn’t awarded […]