Secret Risks for Second Moms: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue or Secondary Trauma

You May Be at Greater Risk for Burnout, Compassion Fatigue or Secondary Trauma!

As an adoptive mom you may be at a heightened risk for burnout, compassion fatigue or secondary trauma as primary caregiver for high need children and teens.  In many adoptive families the children have suffered an enormous degree of trauma and in particular the loss of not only their first mother but other caregivers as well in their formative years. This can impact them long-term in various ways, complicating your role as their parent-caregiver. 


Mental & Emotional Energy Effects on Physical Health

Direct Correlation Between  Emotional & Mental Well-being &  Physical Health

As a Christian life coach for women in complex families, I understand the struggle of constantly expending emotional and mental energy. It's easy to forget that there is a direct correlation between our emotional and mental well-being and physical health. 


Starting from Behind as a Second Mom


Always feeling behind? 
When all of you is still not enough…

Being an adoptive or step mom can feel like you’ve embarked upon a daunting task to try to fill the void that your child already has. I know those types of feelings. It can feel like a tremendous responsibility. But as adoptive or step moms we must remember that we cannot make up for any losses in our children's lives – but instead can focus on providing stability for all of our children. Even as they push against that very stability they need. 

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