Radio Interview on Parent Stress Transformation: KLTT 670 AM “Adoption Perspectives” show

In case you missed my interview that aired on Saturday, March 3, you can click to listen just below. Rebecca Vahle (Adoption Liaison for Parker Hospital’s Family to Family program) and I discussed how parenting children from hard places (trauma, neglect, etc) can look different from parenting “typical” children. We also talked about the importance […]

Family Transformation Breakthrough Session: New Year’s Special!

For Adoptive Parents of Challenging Children:


Last couple of weeks to take advantage of a fantastic New Year’s special I’m offering: a full 90-minute “Family Transformation Breakthrough Session,” for only $77! (New clients only) (The regular fee for this 90-minute session is $147.) In this session, you will


–> get clear about […]

Pushing buttons, pulling triggers…Oh my!

Several years back, I noticed that I was feeling pretty good in my own skin. A rough, traumatic break-up of a long-term relationship (along with a job loss and other “crises”) had sent me seeking healing and transformation, and I found it. I was finding that I wasn’t so reactive to the emotional states and […]

Great resource: Bringing Peace to Kids in Conflict NVC teleclass

Sorry for the short notice, but I just became aware of this myself…

As some of you know, I’m a long-time practitioner and teacher of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). So, I was excited this morning when I saw this info from the NVC Academy about a 4-week telecourse they are offering on “Bringing Peace to Kids […]

Stress, Touch, & Oxytocin

You might remember a post I did a while back informing you about a webinar by Bryan Post on the Power of Oxytocin. (Oxytocin, sometimes called the “cuddle hormone,” is a neuropeptide that increases feelings of trust and bonding, thought to be elemental in the formation of attachment.)

Now I’d like to pass on a […]

We Can Do Better: Adopting with Open Eyes, Informed Mind, & Big Heart

A friend and colleague parent coach/therapist alerted me today about the news story telling about the little boy, just 7 years old, who was “returned” to Russia by his American adoptive mom. (If you haven’t read this story, you can do so at .) A brief recap might be “MOSCOW (AP) — Russia threatened to […]

Free Webinar on Parenting Haitian Children (3/25/10)

Here’s a great (and free!) resource taught by Dr. Karyn Purvis, an internationally known attachment specialist . (And, while her focus will be on children from Haiti, I’m sure that there will be much to learn for anyone parenting kids of trauma/neglect.)

Parenting Children from Haiti and Other “Hard Places”: A Webinar Featuring […]

Ahhh, S*T*R*E*S*S^#*%~~

Great article in Psychology Today about our old friend, Stress…and how it impacts us and our children…in ways we might not even realize.

Read it by clicking here…



Three of My Favorite Books

I have been meaning to add a page that I can use to share books, websites, etc that may be helpful to you on your parenting journey. This morning, I presented the Beyond Consequences model to a delightful group of moms and toddlers at The Parenting Place here in Boulder, and someone requested the […]

Imagine…Falling in love with your child…again!

Are you a discouraged, worried parent of a child with challenging, even severe, behaviors?

Looking for support on your journey? Then read on…

Welcome to the Radical Acceptance Parenting Blog!

I plan to meet you here often, to offer you musings, tips, resources, and more, all to support and inspire you on your journey as […]