Parenting an adopted child twenty tips to guide and ground you

Parenting an adopted child: twenty tips to help guide and ground you

By Becca Leitman | March 1, 2021

A lot of people expect parenting skills to come naturally, and magically kick-in once you have kids. To a certain extent, all parents learn as they go and do the best with what they have. Whether you are the parent of a child you birthed with your own body or an adopted child, there is […]

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7 Must Reads for Adoptees and Their Parents

7 Must Reads for Adoptees and Their Parents

By Becca Leitman | January 21, 2021

Being Adopted, The Lifelong Search for Self by, David M. Brodzinsky, PhD, Marshall D. Shechter, MD & Robin Marantz Henig This groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of  adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the  experience of adoption and its lifelong effects. A major  work, filled with astute analysis and moving truths. See Related: […]

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7 Myths About Therapy

7 Myths About Therapy

By Becca Leitman | January 6, 2021

Stigmas about therapy have been ingrained in our society over many years. It often leads people to dismiss therapy as something reserved for ‘crazy’ people, and causes them to conjure up images of Jack Nicholson as McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, being dominated by a cold, un-caring Nurse Ratched. I’ve heard therapists […]

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coping with high functioning anxiety

Coping with High-Functioning Anxiety

By Becca Leitman | January 6, 2021

High-functioning anxiety isn’t technically a medical term, and isn’t listed along with anxiety disorders like agoraphobia or generalized anxiety disorder in mental health diagnostic manuals. However, it is how many of us have come to describe a mental health issue that involves symptoms of anxiety paired with the ability to still function at a high […]

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