Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deborah Hage

I love Deborah Hage. Her books are informative about parenting but also give you some real back ground on how the trauma has effected our child. She does it in language that I can understand. I'm not big on psychobabble. She has a website full of helpful articles. Pay her a visit! I also wanted to provide a link to an article she wrote entitled Holiday Help for Your Family. I know she would never read my little blog but I wanted to send out a big Thank You to Deborah Hage for all the help she has provided me over the years.

6 comments:

Story of our Life said...

I love Deborah. Oh My Gosh I love that lady. have you ever ate dinner with her (or Nancy Thomas?) Have you received a HAND written letter from her along w/a lovely piece of jewelry from her and Nancy in the midst of plaing my son in RTC, coming to the conclusion 'maybe' he wouldn't return home...

This women has a very large place in my heart. I love her so dearly. Hmmm.....I love her letters from the edge. I just love everything about her.

:) So yes...I'm all for Deborah!!!

Brenda said...

I have only emailed Deborah for her thoughts on a problem. She replied right away. Nancy I have emailed and I talked to her briefly at one of her conferences. How fantastic that Nancy has worked with your son. Im sorry for the conclusion but would totally trust her judgment. Neat about the jewelry!! Both women with big hearts and a world of knowledge.

BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

Both of these ladies have helpful advice. I don't agree with all the theology but we are ok to disagree, especially when they offer such help to people raising children with RAD.

Brenda said...

Becky,

I understand what you are saying. These women have done much in the advancement of awareness, research and educating parents about RAD. The methods of treating RAD are constantly evolving and I have no doubt these ladies are moving with the trends. I do want to say, and Becky I'm not saying you are saying this, there are many who misintrepret Nancy's methods as harsh. If you have ever heard her speak she is all about empthy, gentle touch and loving parenting.

Ce Eshelman, MFT said...

I couldn't agree with all of you more. As a mother of two RAD kids and an attachment therapist, I always recommend Deborah's work; however, I must say I have had trouble recommending Nancy's book because it can be so easily misunderstood by parents who are desperate to manage their chaos. I know Nancy is all about loving application of her interventions, as I have met her and have attended several workshops. Still, in the past when I recommended Love is Not Enough to some of my client's who were needing support, they mostly mis-applied the concepts, so I stopped giving the book and opted more for Heather Forbes' Beyond Consequences book. I am thinking about writing a book I can use because I can't seem to find one that has it all...in my spare time, of course. Ha. Thank you for your thoughts.

Brenda said...

Ce Eshelman,

PLEASE do!! We will be first in line!