Nancy Thomas has an excellent article on RAD and Christmas http://www.attachment.org/Christmasmessage.htm It is a hard and busy time for everyone but especially those with emotional issues. I still have a ton of Christmas shopping to do. It is hard to focus on shopping when you have a child hurting and acting out. That is what I need to do though. Spend some time on other things. And on my emotionally healthy children. I am going to write a blog about them soon. They need some attention for their accomplishments! Yesterday was our Gotcha Day. Some how I missed it. It was 9 years ago yesterday our boys moved into our home. Have there been regrets. Oh Yeah. But mainly we are so happy to have them as our sons and know it was the right thing to do for all of us.