Episode 38


Published on: 11th January, 2022

I especially recommend this episode for couples. It's a story of hope and despair and hope again. I'm sure many of you will recognize yourselves somewhere in Laura's story.

Laura shares her experience about being a stepmom trying to raise a stepchild with RAD and the toll it took on her marriage. And everything in between. Including "little wife syndrome". It's a real thing y'all!

Episode Takeaways:

-It takes both people to be on the same page

-Individual and couples therapy can help with the right therapist

-Work on your own trauma

-Set and respect boundaries

-Believe your gut

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RAD Talk with Tracey
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Raising a child or children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (“RAD”) is scary, exhausting, and life altering. Join Tracey Poffenroth Prato, an adoptive mom of two children with RAD, as she interviews other RAD parents and experts in the field including adoption. Listen to the very real and raw experiences of these families and access the best resources and support. If you’re a parent or adoptive parent raising a child or children with RAD, a friend or family member of someone who is, an expert or just curious about Reactive Attachment Disorder, this is the podcast for you.

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