Hello all! Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve popped my head in. Reason being (okay there are lots of reasons, but aren’t there always?) I’ve been SICK! Really down in the dumps, hit by a mega-ton bulldozer, sick. Plus the kiddos had one more week of spring break than I thought, meaning they had TWO weeks off, not the usual one week. And yeah, I’m STILL sick. So, to sum it up, this is why the promised post on ABA (Autism) didn’t make it. I’m so bummed because yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day, and I would have loved to write about Autism and share some wonderful insight from others. Crossing my fingers for next week. Until then…
I have some GREAT news to share amidst all this chaos though. Last Tuesday, before I contracted the flu of the century, I did a radio interview with Rebecca at Adoption Perspectives called Why Grandma and Grandpa’s parenting techniques Don’t Work with Adopted Kids! It was prerecorded, but won’t be edited. Yikes. In the interview we discuss adoption, children who have attachment issues, how raising a hurting child looks different than raising a child whose experienced love from the beginning, and why time-in is better than time-out. You might enjoy hearing her perspective and experiences she’s had with her children whom she adopted as infants.
The show will air on April 5, 2014, you can listen live in the Denver area on April 5th @ 11:00am on 670 KLTT AM.
Adoption Perspectives is supported by Parker Adventist Hospital. “Parker Adventist Hospital is the only hospital in the nation with a comprehensive adoption program.” ~ Rebecca Vahle – You can also find the Adoption Perspectives Radio Show on Facebook by clicking here.
I was honored to be invited to speak on the radio show which showcases so many great voices in the adoption support arena.
*You can now listen to the recording on YouTube: Adoption Perspectives Radio Show.
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Cool! I haven’t heard your interview yet, but I already like the title. We find it to be very true that our hurt child has a different pathway than our birth daughters. I can speak with them in my exasperated tone, “Clean your room!” and they are just fine. It doesn’t threaten them. They are safe and steady. But if I speak in the same way to my foster boy, his world shakes. Exasperation is more than mom being tired, in his experience. It’s a learning process for foster/adoptive parents (and friends and relatives of those parents)
It’s so great you recognize that he sees the world differently. The interview isn’t up on YouTube yet, I hope to see it soon.