This blog is my place to vent and share with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other mental illnesses and issues, is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!
I am a happily married (to Hubby!) mother of 4. Our company went under in 2011, so I'm job hunting and want to go back to working in Social Work (I got my Masters degree 20 years ago).
We finally adopted our special needs teenagers in 2008 - a brother (Bear, age 19) and sister (Kitty, age 17). They have been in our home since November 2006 (an adoptive placement when they were age 11 and 13). We have two younger bio children, a daughter (Bob - see the post "What about Bob" if you're dying to know how she got her nickname -age 16) and a son (Ponito, 14).
We use a discipline technique called the FAIR Club. I maintain my Meanest Mom in the World status by sharing it with as many parents as I can!
a Central Texas support group for parents with children with severe mental illnesses, attachment disorders, history of adoption and/or foster care, anything that causes trauma for parents and children.