Life as a Parent

Life as a Parent

ATN members, led by Marc Deprey, wrote this open letter (and companion video). This letter is available for any parent of a traumatized child, or child with attachment issues, to download and share. Give this to family, friends, teachers – anyone interested in understanding the challenges you and your child are facing. The letter and video speak for us all!

 

Marc Deprey— A former U.S. Senate staffer and successful entrepreneur, Deprey has characterized he and his wife’s parenting of two adopted children of early trauma as the “most engaging challenge I’ve ever faced—bar none.” Deprey has created several films on attachment trauma and parenting, as well as authored articles and essays. Deprey has successfully obtained special services for his two children. Deprey practices a relationship-based approach to therapeutic parenting and is a frequent presenter on childhood trauma, its effects on the brain, and the intense challenge this affliction poses to parents trying to heal their children in society today.