Presence of Trauma Effects Despite Lack of Memory

If your adopted child has no memories or very limited memories about their life prior to coming to live with you, does that mean that any trauma they suffered has no effect because they don't remember any of it? 
Let's find out.

This episode of 2nd Moms Circle for Christian Adoptive Moms is a bonus Tuesday Trauma Tip. I'm Dawn Baggett, your host and post-adoption mom coach. Understand that I am not a doctor or a therapist, and nothing in this podcast content is offered as medical or mental health diagnoses, treatment, or cure.
That said, it's my goal to keep these bonus episodes short. So, here's your trauma tip for today:

Today's Tuesday Trauma Tip

Do not rely on what a child explicitly remembers to judge whether some past experience or trauma affects them in the present. 

Just because they were “too young to remember” or can't recall prior early childhood, or even pre-birth traumas, it doesn't mean that a child isn't affected and doesn't have lingering effects of an earlier trauma.

I wonder how understanding this Tuesday Trauma Tip can help you today in interacting with your child, your teen, or even your young adult who may have been affected by early childhood trauma.

Group members can continue the discussion over in our Facebook group. 

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And as always, 


Dawn T. Baggett
Post Adoption (Mom) Coach 


Are you an adoptive mom? 
Me too!

Publishing this podcast & companion blog is one way that I stand in the gap for second moms with similar challenges to what I’ve gone through myself as an adoptive mom. 

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Through these avenues it’s my desire that many adoptive moms are able to close the gap and feel fully supported in a way that align with their Christian values and helps them grow in their faith while feeling more confident and empowered in their mom roles and beyond. 

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor nor a therapist. None of the content published on this website is offered or presented as medical or mental health, diagnosis or treatment. As a coach I do not offer mental or medical health diagnosis, treatment or cures.  Furthermore, nothing herein is to be considered professional legal advice. 

Embracing Freedom from Unnecessary Drama: The Power of Self-Control for Adoptive Moms


Today I’m introducing the second simple but powerful shift of our three-part series focusing on transformative Unilateral Shifts you can make in your role as an adoptive mom. 

The last couple of episodes were parts one & two of Unilateral Shift #1 about embracing a lens of acceptance over accountability for a new view on patterns of challenging behaviors. If you missed those episodes you might want to go back and listen to them. 

Today’s focus is Unilateral Shift #2 —



Easter Expectations for Adoptive Moms


Hey ladies, today I wanted to share a bonus podcast episode as we go into the Easter weekend — today is Good Friday, the day that historically we think about when Jesus was crucified and then after tomorrow on the third day, on Sunday, the resurrection as Jesus came to life again as he had conquered death and also paid the price for all the sins of all the world. So this is a very important and key weekend in our Christian faith, and understandably one that we want to share with our families and with our children. 

But, if you’re like me, not all of your children or your family is following Jesus or following the Christian faith or your Christian values and what’s important to you. So while Easter may be the most important weekend, celebration and most pivotal holiday of the entire year for you or for me, it is not viewed the same for everyone. and it may not be the same for the other members of your own family so there might be some tension. 
Adoptive mom, Easter, holiday, expectations
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