Children who have been adopted often don’t have clear memories of their lives with their birth parents because they were too little. They do have emotional memories of their early childhood that can create strong feelings and reactions in them which can lead to negative behavior. This book is a way to help children explore those emotions and feelings about what happened to them prior to their adoption and help lead to healing.
We are both educators and mental health professionals, which gives us a unique perspective on working with children both in and out of the school setting who have severe emotional and behavioral concerns. Our mission is for all children to be emotionally healthy, happy, mature, and responsible. We believe as adults establish healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries, children are more likely to grow and prosper. When adults understand the impact of trauma, entitlement, disruptive attachment, and child development (including conscience development), they can better create healing environments for children.