Nancy Thomas Parenting | Attachment.org https://attachment.org Reactive Attachment Disorder Sun, 10 May 2020 13:38:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.3 The Invisible Mom https://attachment.org/the-invisible-mom/ Sun, 10 May 2020 13:37:21 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=8171 It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I’m on the phone and ask to be taken to the store. Inside I’m thinking, ‘Can’t you see I’m on the phone?’ Obviously not; no one can see if I’m on […]

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RAD; Children Stuck at Home https://attachment.org/rad-children-stuck-at-home/ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:54:51 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7926 4 Steps to Success When your heart is pounding as you face the days  with children “stuck at home” you know it is much more challenging with a child with RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) ADHD, ASD, or ODD.  You may want a plan to make it through. I like to find the silver lining and […]

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Choose Your Battles https://attachment.org/choose-your-battles/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:38:15 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7694 Sharon, a weary mom, shared that she had been told to “Choose her battles” so she had not confronted her daughter about her lying, stealing and disrespect! It had now escalated to neighbors, shops and even the church. She shared that she was told to only pick the battles she could win. Her daughter had […]

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The Death Sentence https://attachment.org/the-death-sentence/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:14:36 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7448 The Death Sentence Years ago in another life I was working as a police officer assigned to criminal investigations.  During my tour of duty, I was involved in investigating a Capital Murder case which would carry the death penalty as the punishment.  In the course of the investigation, I reported to the prosecutor’s office as […]

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RAD and the IEP for School https://attachment.org/rad-and-the-iep-for-school/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:58:18 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7366 RAD and the IEP for School I have a great letter for teachers on my website that has helped many parents. These 7 areas should be written up in the IEP (Individual Education Plan) along with any specific needs the individual student has. The IEP for a child with RAD should include: Communication is essential! […]

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4 Most Important Medical Tests for Attachment and Behavioral Disorders https://attachment.org/4-medical-tests-for-attachment-behavior-problems/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:32:07 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7240 Written by Aimie Apigian, MD. Let’s play the “What If” game for a second… What if… there was an underlying biology problem in your child that is making your job as can awesome parent harder? What if…there were easy tests you could order to specifically identify what biological problem there was with a just as […]

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Tools to Help Toddlers with RAD https://attachment.org/tools-to-help-toddlers/ Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:45:49 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7219 Toddlers have meltdowns. Toddler’s with RAD ,Reactive Attachment Disorder, having major meltdowns rather than mini meltdowns. Having some tools to help them to calm makes all the difference. When a toddler gets frustrated and has not yet built frustration tolerance they will express their feelings very loudly with your basic flop and yodel. How do […]

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Children with RAD, “Mom Shopping” https://attachment.org/children-with-rad-mom-shopping/ Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:23:54 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=7214 It just hurts! When a child approaches a strange woman and bats their eyes while oozing with cuteness  then tell her how beautiful she is, what cute shoes she has, and how she has all the right groceries. Then they throw the big one “Can I go home with you and live forever?” It breaks […]

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Step Two to Healing- Power Food https://attachment.org/step-two-to-healing-power-food/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:29:19 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=6966 By Nancy Thomas I was reaching for the whole milk in the grocery store when another shopper looked down her nose and growled, “ You aren’t giving that to your children are you!? They should have skim milk or 2%!” I replied, kindly, “Let me get your name and phone number so I can give […]

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First Step to Healing RAD https://attachment.org/first-steps/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:44:24 +0000 https://attachment.org/?p=6750 Passing the 5 Tests for Trust with RAD   Children with RAD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, are searching for a super hero to keep them safe. The key to healing their heart AND their brain is that feeling of safety. They test all adults they are entrusted to. That includes: Parents, Teachers, Therapist, babysitter, Sunday school […]

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