by:  Julie Beem Ok – this is a strange topic for the Executive Director to blog about. Yes, I’m biased. But here’s the deal…I pay my annual Attachment & Trauma Network (ATN) membership dues each year because I know what …

Why I Always Renew My ATN Membership Read more »

by:  Julie Beem “You’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” my grandmother was fond of saying. I have to admit that I didn’t start out using this principle for IEP meetings. I was way too intimidated. At first I …

Catching More Flies with Honey – IEP Meeting Strategy Read more »

By: Jen Alexander, MA, NCC, RPT It’s back to school time for all of us. It can be overwhelming to think about what to tell this year’s teachers about our children. What’s too much? What’s too little? The answers, of …

Back to School with Traumatized Students: What Do We Tell New Teachers? Read more »

by:  Craig Peterson In elementary school my two attachment-challenged sons whipped through their assignments in class. They rarely had homework. Since both made excellent grades, I never gave the situation a second thought. All that quickly changed by middle school. …

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by:  David Kerrigan Power struggles happen, and it’s hard to avoid them. Hard but possible. You ask your child to take out the garbage. The child says, “No!” and maybe adds a few unprintable words. Suddenly your mind is flooded …

Welcome to My Power Struggle Read more »

by:  Julie Beem If you read one story about adoption today – this is the one. Your social media feed may be full of news about attachment & trauma, Fetal Alcohol, and PTSD, but don’t miss this article. I can …

Perseverance & Endurance – Qualities of a Champion Runner … and His Adoptive Dad Read more »

by:  Julie Beem It’s coming. There are ads, ads and more ads for flowers, clothing, chocolate…and Hallmark. Any preschool worth its weight is making handprint art and churches are planning luncheons and other celebrations. Ugh…it’s Mother’s Day! What a train …

Proactively Give Yourself a Mother’s Day…Even if it’s Not This Sunday Read more »

by:  Craig Peterson Six months ago I sat down to write a letter to my 23-year-old son who was incarcerated three hours away. After re-reading the entire stack of his letters, I realized he’d done much soul searching. He had …

The Delayed Effect: When the Fruits of Our Labor Finally Bloom Read more »

Did spring break leave you feeling worn out?  Fill up your therapeutic parenting tank with one (or more) of these trainings and seminars coming up.   I hope you can take advantage of one or more! Austin, Texas — April …

Events and Training Opportunities Coming Your Way! Read more »