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Announcing a New Group for Parents of Children with Attachment Disorder

For my local readers, I wanted to share the announcement that I will be starting a new drop-in group for parents. Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone you feel would benefit.

Thank you,

Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C

A Healing Place in Columbia, Maryland would like to announce that Kate Oliver, LCSW-C will be hosting a new drop-in group for 

Parents raising children with attachment related issues.

The group will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9pm. (4th Wednesday in November)

Participants must be referred by either their therapist or their child’s therapist prior to attending and must call to confirm attendance by the Monday before the group.

The purposes of this group are to discuss unique issues that arise while parenting these children, to educate parents about attachment, and to build a supportive community for parents.

Group cost is $50 for one parent or $75 for 2. Space allows for a maximum of 8 participants so please call or email Kate to ensure that there will be space available.



October 8, 2012 Posted by | Groups/ trainings, resources/ book reviews | 3 Comments

Parent Affirmation Monday- work- 10/8/2012

gratitude and rust

gratitude and rust (Photo credit: shannonkringen)

written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C

Whether you have a job outside of your home or not, we all have aspects of our work that we don’t necessarily look forward to. However, when you think about it, there is always a reason we chose the work we do. Perhaps it pays the bills, meets a logistical need, keeps you closer to your family, or maybe your job right now, is to look for another job to meet your needs. Regardless, there are sometimes days when it feels difficult to see anything but the parts of your job that don’t feel so good. On these days, I encourage you to use this affirmation:

I love my work for all of the blessings it brings to my life.

What does your work have to do with your parenting? The way that we tackle any tasks we are not necessarily looking forward to teaches our children how to handle these moments as well. Do we look at hard work with gratitude because of all the good it affords us in our lives, or do we grumble and moan while letting it stack up until the tough parts seem too big to handle? Either way, whether we like it or not, we are modeling for our children how to get the more difficult aspects of life handled. And, either way, the job gets done eventually (we hope) so why not do it remembering the best parts of why we do what we do for work?

October 8, 2012 Posted by | affirmations | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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