This is an interesting article about a mom who had a gut instinct which helped her son.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Lord is bigger than any fears we can dream up. Press on.
Monday, June 3, 2013
I know I've posted on this before...but we never ever ever let any of our children cry it out. It never even occurred to us.
This article reminded me of all the Dr. Ezzo / Growing Kids God's Way craziness all those years ago.
For goodness sake...if your child is crying....attempt to soothe him/her.
Meet their needs and then a whole bunch more.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations by John Piper
#9 Christian adoption disavows the romantic notion that the challenges of adoptive parenting are small or painless, and the naïve notion that the human flourishing of an adoptive child is guaranteed by sufficient parental love.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The video is graphic...but a MUST SEE for all those parenting children from institutionalized settings.
Not only were the basic needs of our children not met in early childhood...but many of our kids dealt with much more.
Cry out to Jehova Rapha...the Lord, our healer.
And point your children to Him...their Creator.
have been scientifically proven to have a calming effect on people,
especially those with PTSD, autism or under high stress. "
See this link.
Some kids like and desire hugs. Some don't.
They probably all need them.
This might be of help to parents.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thanks Ladies. Your choice to birth these kids of ours deserves a standing ovation. And infinite curtain calls.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This is one of the sickest stories I've ever heard in the adoption world.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
you are a great mom
but you make a horrible savior
Posted by Simply Moms at 8:36 AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
See this article.
I do believe this is far more common than anyone is talking about.
The enemy likes secrets.
He thrives on secrets.
If you are struggling...tell someone you trust. Tell your husband first...and then tell your mom, a friend or a pastor.
The road to healthy attachment will be bumpier if you are living with depression.
And...I believe the Holy Spirit is in the business of sometimes moving like the wind...whispering what He wants us to hear in little gentle breezes and strong gusts...sometimes all in the same week.
Re-visit this message...if depression is an issue for you.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Read this .......from Dr. Voddie Baucham.
It's a minefield of Wacky Theology out there. Parents Beware.
Friday, April 12, 2013
...ADD... ADHD... Bipolar... Anxiety... PTSD... Depression...etc. etc. etc......and I would include RAD.
Dr. Voddie Baucham
With 6 adopted kids????...the Bauchams must be dealing with attachment issues. I would be pleasantly surprised if they weren't.
"A psychiatric disorder is NOT a medical disease."
"You do not have a medical diagnosis."
"Whatever you are facing is not bigger than a dead Jesus. And if the power that raised Christ from the dead is available to you...how dare you be hopeless."
Listen till the end.
I am so thankful that our pediatrician had this same mindset all those years ago. And, that the 2 very honest specialists she referred us to...concurred.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hi Friends....long time no communication.
We've been at this for 13 years and it's probably been one of our worst seasons yet. We are in the thick of it.
This article sums up exactly how the other family members are feeling.
It must be a lonely road...this road of isolation.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
RADishes really sabotage everything. I plead with her to let me shower her with blessings and she spits on them. The iPad is not the incentive it would be for a typical child. However, it is still something I can tempt her with. She certainly wants it, even if she doesn't let on.
We had reached a bit of a lull. I encouraged her that she could pick an app to add after reaching an academic goal. We'll see.
Posted by Simply Moms at 4:09 PM