1. Thanks for this post, Rachel!!! I so appreciate the insight and knowledge. I've been looking for some good recommendations on books related to attachment/bonding etc(summer reading). There are so many out there that it's hard to know which to choose. And so I go to blogs. At least they are free! And I know your blog is a reliable source. 🙂
    Thanks so much!!! This is what this mama heart has been searching.

  2. I'm SO glad you wrote this! It's something I've thought about a lot with our kids. It's hard to look at your kid having a tantrum and wonder "Is this because she's two or because she's adopted and this is a sign of how deeply damaged her little heart is?" Sometimes you just need to laugh it off and love your kids.

  3. I'm glad it struck a chord with y'all! I am by no means downplaying true attachment disorders, of course. But I don't want us to be so paranoid that we're constantly finding issues that aren't there, either.

    Laughter leaves room for good balance!

  4. Anonymous

    Our daughter was and still is a Daddy's girl. He would come home for lunch in the early days of Angels being in our home and she would start screaming until he picked her up. I got those looks of what have you done to her all morning and then Id cry too. I think it is just part of little girls. Thanks for all you share

    And boy do we miss you all!

  5. Gosh, we've got the tantrums too! I think every two year old does, adopted or not 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement about humor…it is always something that I have lacked in life and I admire the mothers that can just go with it instead of melting down themselves. Great post!

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