Monthly Archives: July 2011

when love isn’t enough

Never my favorite book on RAD,the title is still truth. What do you do when love is the catalyst for the very violence you are trying to circumvent? It is very easy express relief when the homicidal child is acting … Continue reading

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finally,internet catching up and other wandering thoughts

After several days we finally have internet that kind-of,sort-of works. At least I hope it works long enough to publish this post. This is,by far, the most frustrating part of living where we do. I don’t mind the old house … Continue reading

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resilience is a myth

I have been thinking a lot lately about RAD and FAS and all of the various aftereffects of childhood trauma. Children are not as resilient as we adults wish them to be.I believe that childhood resilience is a myth. I … Continue reading

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the devil is in the details

As I have mentioned quite often lately, my youngest daughter has a lot of difficulty with the details of life. She does not seem to register their importance. In a little more than two weeks she is to be awarded … Continue reading

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waiting

I am waiting for my older two teens to hand me the rest of their school work. They have until July twenty-ninth. Most of it has been completed.They are simply not handing it in. I am reminding them daily (which … Continue reading

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it’s quiet

Too quiet. After three days plus of small sticky children, my house is back to it’s clean,non-toy strewn self. Although having a clean bathroom is nice. Four year old little boys do this competitive peeing thing that can get a … Continue reading

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grandchildren, accomplishments and frustration.

There is nothing to take one’s mind off one’s troubles like grandchildren. I was able to see all five today. I was also able to see,if even for just a short time,all of the grown kids. It helps. It helps … Continue reading

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remember that bus?

It tried to hit us again in court today. I think we jumped out of the way in time. Perhaps we just landed on the train tracks instead. I honestly think CPS does not know how to handle literate people. … Continue reading

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reality strikes again

I was comfortable in the land of denial. I had happy thoughts. Alas,I can no longer abide there.I’ve been shanghaied right smack back into reality. This isn’t going to be a short visit either. Yesterday my older two teens were … Continue reading

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visiting youngest

We drove three hundred miles give or take yesterday to visit Youngest in his foster home. We needed a special dispensation from the Pope,but we were allowed to visit. in fact we can even bring him home for the weekend … Continue reading

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