~ Brenda and Chris ~
Attachment Disorder and Moms
As the mother of two boys diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, I wanted to set up a page just for moms... ...about moms. There is so much information (about children) who have Reactive Attachment Disorder. This page is dedicated to the mom's of RAD kids to help us take care of ourselves while parenting highly demanding special needs children.
To the right you will find some of my favorite informational
pages on this disorder.
The smiles of RAD.
His because he feels so awkward next to me. Mine because I was overhwelmed, exhausted and worried.
ARE YOU SPREADING YOURSELF TOO THIN?
I truly thought I was taking great care of myself. I had already lost weight, was eating a very healthy diet and was working out. I went out with friends for coffee once or twice a week. After therapy became more intense for my boys, their behaviors became more intense also. I began to feel so overwhelmed and exhausted. When our therapist said this could go on for months I did not know how I could stand to feel like this for months. This is when he suggested I get away for a few days. I went to my mother's house and slept and rested. I came home a new woman. Now when those feelings of exhaustion and being overhwelmed come back I know I have been slacking off in taking care of myself and that it is time to step it up. We MUST take care of ourselves first if we want to take good care of our famlies. Here are some pages that tell about my battles and some areas in which I have found victory. Maybe you will find some of my life similar to yours.
Knowledge is Power
We must educate
Please Visit My Blog: http://reactiveattachmentdisorderlife.blogspot.com/
"Be patient toward all that is
unsolved in your heart. And try
to love the questions
Rainer Maria Rilke
A.S. has been diagnosed with RAD.
Who will he be at the end of
treatment? Will he ever be happy?
Will he have successful
relationships? These are all
questions that haunt the moms of RAD children.
My husband Chris and I have been married 25 years. We have five children,
two biological daughters, ages 24 and 20, both attending college away from home. sniff. sniff.
We adopted a sibling group of three boys almost 10 years ago.
At the time they were twins ages 6 and a 3 year old. They are now 17 and 14.
One of the twins and the 14 year old battle RAD every day.
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track."
Proverbs 3:5,6 The Message