Skip to main content



The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting - A Review

"The parent can see that although the child is very angry and is throwing his chair about, it is a small, light chair, there is no one else in the room and the danger is minimal."
If yours is the sort of family where a bit of light chair throwing occasionally (or frequently!) features in your day, you've probably read a lot of books, been on a number of courses and joined your fair share of social media and real-life support groups. Adoptive and foster parenting will do that to you.

But, if you've been in the game a fair while, you might have reached the stage, like me, where if you see that blooming attachment cycle printed in a book, badly photocopied on a handout, or displayed on a Powerpoint one more time, you might just spontaneously combust, because, let's face it, once you've read one chapter on attachment, you've read them all.

For this reason, apart from a few staples that I go back to again and again, I've more or less stopped buying books …

Latest Posts


Thoughts on Single Adoptive Parenting

We Can't Let Them Get Away With It

In defence of a pause before the Intros Storm

Give me a child until he is seven...

Children In Need

Just a Little Revolution

Guest Post: Meeting our Adopted Children's Siblings

All Change

National Adoption Week: Final Thoughts