4 Ways to Re-Build Self-Trust for 2nd Moms

Do you think of yourself as trustworthy?
On a scale of 1-10 where do you think you are? 
Where on that scale would you say most people would put you back before your child/children came along? 

In our complex adoptive and blended families trust can often be lacking from our non-biological children, not because we aren’t trustworthy, but due to their own backgrounds. And that can bleed over onto others.

Parental Abuse & Safety Planning

Q. What is Parental Abuse?
A. Parental abuse, also called by other names (CPV - Child to Parent Violence; APV - Adolescent to Parent Violence)  is when a child/adolescent abuses a parent.

This can be done through words (threatening) or physical actions, and often results in fear for the safety of the abused parent. It usually refers to physical violence.  However there are other types of abuse as well.

If you are being threatened or physically harmed by your teenager, it is important to take steps to ensure your safety. This may mean leaving the home temporarily until things calm down, calling the police, or seeking help from a friend or family member. 


The (Unexpected) Pressures of Being an Adoptive Parent


From the paperwork & legalities to the physical and emotional tolls, there's no denying that adoption is a BIG undertaking. 

If you're thinking about becoming an adoptive parent, or are in the process of adopting, you're probably aware of many challenges that come with the territory.

Success For Second Moms, Adoptive moms, pre-adoption trauma
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