Oh hi, I’m Kathleen
and It’s my honor to help you find more Peace In Your home!
I’m the mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I’m a parent just like you. I know what it’s like to raise kiddos with Trauma Histories and Capital Letter syndromes. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself. I don’t want you to feel alone in your parenting journey,
Traditional Parenting Didn’t Work!
When I adopted a sibling group of four, I had no idea how to parent my newbies. Traditional parenting had worked with my three bios. It didn’t work with my newbies. Everything I tried seemed to backfire. I needed answers and fast!
I naively thought that because I had early childhood trauma, I was equipped to handle kiddos who had experienced the same.
I did the logical thing. I bought books. I researched. I read books to my husband at night when he was trying to fall asleep, “Listen to this,” I would say. “This is why he is doing this.”
I thought it was all about the behavior. Maybe you think that too. I thought I could fix the behaviors and the chaos would be gone.
And that’s exactly what Trauma-Informed Parenting is all about.
I’d love to help you move on to what does work and get some new tools in your parenting tool belt. Once you start using these new tools, you can find some peace in your homes. That doesn’t mean that the chaos will totally disappear. It means that you will have peace in the midst of it. You will understand the why behind the behavior. You will be able to meet the kiddo where he is and connect with him. You’ll enjoy your child more and have peace in your home.
I am not a doctor, lawyer, mental health therapist, or social worker. I do not provide legal or medical advice. All statements and views expressed are solely my opinion based on lived experiences or training. The content on this site and in the podcast is provided to families and professionals for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace professional medical, psychological, behavioral, legal, nutritional, or educational counsel. Reference to any specific books, materials, websites, programs, agencies, etc. does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Trauma-Informed Parenting.