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reactive attachment disorder

Standing Your Ground with RAD—Is it Worth it?

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Standing Your Ground with RAD—Is it Worth it?

Our home is supposed to be a haven, but as a mom of three kids with RAD (reactive attachment disorder), one son in particular fights with me over everything, even the smallest of things, often making home feel more like a battleground. When raising this kind of a RAD child you know how emotionally exhausting it is. You go to bed tired and you wake up tired. Living like this day in and day out sometimes makes me ask myself: is it really worth it to stand my ground? Wouldn’t it be easier to just give in? Retreat? Let him do what he wants? 

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Three Areas Where You Can Nurture Yourself When You Have a Child With Reactive Attachment Disorder

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Three Areas Where You Can Nurture Yourself When You Have a Child With Reactive Attachment Disorder

Parenting a child with reactive attachment disorder comes with numerous challenges. Each RAD child is different. I should know—I have three and they are each unique in how their RAD behaviors manifest themselves. How each person nurtures themselves is going to look different, but might I suggest three areas where you can nurture yourself when you have a child with reactive attachment disorder . . .

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